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June 1999

Obituaries

RAYMOND J. GORDON, 72, of Fife Lake, died Saturday, May 30, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born in Detroit on Sept. 19, 1926.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Fife Lake. Arrangements are by the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      PAUL L. HENION, 82, of Frederic, died Sunday, May 30, 1999. A retired mail carrier, he was born Feb. 12, 1917 in Crystal Valley.
      Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. His body will lie in state from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Frederic; funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.
     
      Graveside committal services for the ashes of GARY and JANET PIIPO will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Oakwood Cemetery in Frederic.
      Janet, 57, died Aug. 13, 1997, and Gary, 58, died Nov. 28, 1998. They were residents of Bradenton, Fla.
      The Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel of Grayling is in charge of arrangements.
     
      LEE A. RUSHTON of Traverse City died Monday, May 31, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      ALBERT LEE SNOVER, 72, of Copemish died Saturday, May 29, 1999, at Spectrum Health East Campus in Grand Rapids. He was born Sept. 22, 1926, in Arcadia Township in Lapeer County.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
     
      THOMAS F. WINCHESTER, 68, of Grayling, died Friday, May 28, 1999, at his home. A salesperson in the tele-electronics industry, he was born Nov. 26, 1930, in Saginaw.
      A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling.
     
      Luella Setterbo Deloge
      Died May 30, 1999
      FRANKFORT - Luella Setterbo Deloge - Grandma Lou to all who knew her - died Saturday.
      She was born Aug. 26, 1900, to Belle and Orestas Kinney in Richmond, Ohio. She moved to Frankfort in 1909 with her parents. Luella attended Frankfort School and graduated in 1919. She was employed as a cabin maid on the Ann Arbor car ferry for years. Luella was also a store detective in the Detroit area for several years until a job-related injury caused her to retire in the early 1960s. She returned to Frankfort which has been her home since. Grandma Lou was known for her muumuu making and cookie baking.
      Luella is survived by her two sons, Ed (Rosemary) Setterbo of Rockport, Texas, and Don (Nancy) Setterbo of California and Frankfort, and her daughter Catherine "Katie" Simpson of Frankfort. Grandma Lou is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Caruana who passed away June 2, 1998.
      No services are scheduled at this time.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider either Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital Long Term Care or the charity of their choice.
      The family was served by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      Doreen Ellen Miller
      Died May 31, 1999
      CEDAR - Doreen Ellen Miller, 50, of Saline, died Monday at her summer home in Cedar.
      The daughter of Harlan and Velma (Webb) Haugen, she was born Sept. 1, 1948, in Albert Lee, Minn., Doreen married John M. Miller on May 23, 1971, at Faith Lutheran Church in Conway, Ark.
      Doreen was a math and science teacher who taught in Texas and Arkansas. She served on the school board of Holy Rosary Church in Isadore. The school was very special to her and she helped to begin their Head Start program. Doreen became a quadriplegic in 1990 due to injuries sustained when hit by a drunk driver. Her real passion was helping handicapped young adults receive vocational training and community job placement.
      Survivors include her husband; six children, Ellen M. (James) Englehart of Cheyenne, Wyo., John Nathan Miller, Andrea Miller, Ryan Miller, Quentin Miller and Loren Miller; her mother; and four sisters, Rita (Millsap) Colbert, Terry Williams, Laura Rymel, and Nancy Haugen.
      Doreen was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia, in 1986, and her father in 1999.
      Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Church where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. The Revs. Arthur C. Mulka and Albin J. Gietzen will concelebrate.
      Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Holy Rosary School.
     
      Alex Felix Puroll
      Died May 29, 1999
      ELMIRA - Alex Felix Puroll, 84, of Elmira, died Saturday at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, where he received loving and compassionate care.
      Born Dec. 18, 1914, at Camp 11 in Elmira, he was the son of the late Frank and Antoinette (Dzwik) Puroll.
      Alex worked for Cherry General Store in Elmira before joining the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in Europe as a sergeant and a tech 3, controlling the operation of barrage balloons.
      To honor his country, Alex flew the flag every day. He worked for Standard Products as a quality control supervisor for 27 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elmira where he was also an usher. Alex was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1516. He served as Warner Township clerk for many years.
      Alex worked hard cutting wood and hay, raising a garden and farming. He enjoyed tractors, farm equipment, hunting, fishing, the outdoors and - especially - watching the birds.
      Alex was a very kind and loving person and always welcomed family and friends into his heart and home. He loved to tell stories and jokes. He will be truly missed by his loving wife, Louise, and all other family members and friends.
      On June 26, 1948, Alex married the love of his life, Louise Esther Kolasa at St. Thomas Church; they celebrated 50 anniversaries. Their marriage was blessed with 10 wonderful children who survive, Constance (Robert) Dullock of Midland, Joyce (Bruce) Brennan of Lansing, Therese (Joseph) Doremire of California, Florian (Patricia) Puroll of Elmira, Martin (Judith Puroll of Clarkston, Delores (Daniel) Myslakowski of Lake Orion, Florence (Stephen) Hajek of Petoskey, Dominic Puroll of Grayling, Norbert Puroll of Elmira and his fianc‚e, Bonnie Bussard, and Barbara (Robert) Lidtke of Sterling Heights. Alex enjoyed many beautiful times with his children and their spouses.
      Alex is also survived by 15 grandchildren, who cherish many beautiful memories with him, and six brothers and sisters.
      Alex was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
      Visitation will be held beginning at 9 a.m. today at the Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elmira; Father Francis Partridge and Father Richard Hannon will officiate. Burial will be in St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery in Elmira.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice through the Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center St., Gaylord, MI 49735.
     
      Charles Edmund Skinner
      Died May 27, 1999
      ALMA - Charles E. Skinner, of Alma, passed away Thursday.
      A beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he is fondly remembered by his many former students because of his dedication and concern for them as an Alma College professor.
      A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the Alma College chapel.
      Memorials may be directed to the Alice and Charles Skinner Scholarship Fund at Alma College or to the Michigan Masonic Home.
      Arrangements were handled by the Dewey Funeral Home of Alma.
     
      Graveside services for INA POWELL BELL will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday in Leelanau Township Cemetery in Northport.
      Ina, 82, of Northport, died Jan. 6. Arrangements were handled by the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
      CATHERINE B. BURNS, 84, a former resident of Mancelona, died Friday, May 28, 1999, at Bloomfield Hills Nursing Center in Bloomfield Hills.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at noon Friday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mancelona.
     
      GERALD R. HAWLEY, 63, of Grayling, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at his home. A retired tire company worker, he was born Dec. 2, 1935, in Jackson.
      Friends may visit from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     
      A graveside memorial service for LEONA V. MOORE will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Linnwood Cemetery in Long Lake Township.
      Leona, 95, of Traverse City, died May 24. Arrangements are by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Mary Ann Fox
      Died May 31, 1999
      BUCKLEY - Mary Ann Fox, 70, of Buckley, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She was born in Mayfield Township on Feb. 17, 1929, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Sanker) Reamer. On Dec. 30, 1953, she married Carrol Fox at St. Mary's of Hannah in Kingsley.
      A homemaker, Mary lived in Hannah and Buckley all her life. She graduated from St. Mary's as valedictorian of her class in 1947. She worked at Cherry Growers and later, at the family business, Fox's Sales and Service in Traverse City.
      A member of St. Mary's of Hannah Altar Society and St. Theresa's Circle, she volunteered for many church functions. Mary loved gardening and farm life. She especially enjoyed her family and neighbors. The farm was the local stomping ground for all the neighborhood children.
      Survivors include her husband, Carrol; five children, Donald (Darlene) Fox of Harrietta, Gary Fox and Steven (Shelley) Fox - both of Kingsley, Joan (Scott) Olds of Mesick, and Bradley (Norma) Fox of Buckley; two sisters, Helen Reamer of California and Ella Harrand of Detroit; and 12 grandchildren.
      May was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, William and Charlie Reamer.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley; a Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's of Hannah. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Red Cross.
     
      Ruth I. (Hartzell) Harvey
      Died May 30, 1999
      MUSKEGON - Ruth I. (Hartzell) Harvey, 70, died Sunday in Muskegon.
      Ruth married Eugene Dale Harvey on July 19, 1947, in Buckley; he preceded her in death on May 2, 1982. A former resident of Buckley and Traverse City, Ruth was a retired foster-care provider.
      Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Grant Township Cemetery in Grand Traverse County.
      Arrangements are through Sytsema Funeral Homes, Inc. of Muskegon.
     
      James 'Jay' Helton
      Died May 29, 1999
      MAYFIELD - James "Jay" Helton, 70, of Mayfield, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born April 5, 1929, in Flint, he was the son of James E. and Maureen E. (Lancaster) Helton. On Feb. 26, 1955, in Flint, he married Anna Pickard.
      Jay lived in Flint while working for General Motors Corp.-Buick Division for 33 years He retired in 1988 and moved to Mayfield.
      Jay was a member of the United Auto Workers Local No. 599 in Flint. He was a member and officer of the Spark Plug City Citizens Band Radio Club in Flint which raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
      Survivors include his wife, Anna of Mayfield; two sons, Ricky Sr. of Burton and Paul of Flushing; three daughters, Janet Pennell of Mayfield, Susan (Thomas) Abshier of Pennsylvania, and Janet Jacot of Columbiaville; two sisters, Claudia (Evert) Northington of Kentucky and Nellie Willouby of Flint; a brother, M. Edward (Della) Helton of Tustin; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
      Jay was preceded in death by his parents.
      Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
      Arrangements are through Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service of Traverse City.
     
      Gustaw Konopnicki
      Died May 30, 1999
      CLARKSTON - Gustaw Konopnicki, 78, of Clarkston, formerly of Traverse City, died Sunday.
      Gustaw was a 2nd lieutenant in the Polish armed services during World War II and spent over two years in Soviet concentration camps.
      Following the war, he graduated with honors from the University of London in London with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and from Michigan State University with a Master of Arts degree in secondary education. Gustaw taught history at Kimball High School in Royal Oak and Kingsbrook School, Cranbrook and English at Brookside School, Cranbrook. He also taught for the Michigan Department of Social Services at Camp Shawono in Grayling.
      Gustaw was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed water sports and skiing. He helped originate and develop the White Pine Stampede, a 50K ski race held in northern Michigan. In 1980 he was a cross-country ski official at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. He served as chief of course of the North American Vasa Ski Race, the second-largest cross-country ski race in the United States, from 1984-85.
      Gustaw was a past scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America in Rochester. He spoke five languages, English, Polish, Russian, French and Italian.
      He was the beloved husband of Judith Konopnicki and the dear father of Mark (Lois) Konopnicki, Christopher Konopnicki, Eve Rowe (Eric Brasher) and the late Alexander Konopnicki.
      Survivors include three grandchildren, Ean, Jessica, and Samantha; a brother, Witold Konopnicki; and a cousin, Henryka Sokul.
      A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 13, at The Church of the Resurrection at 6490 Clarkston Road, Clarkston.
      At Gustaw's request, his body was donated to the University of Michigan's medical school.
      Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of the Resurrection or the Gustaw Konopnicki Memorial Fund, a charity for Polish foster children, care of Old Kent Bank, Clarkston office, 6500 Dixie Highway, Clarkston, MI 48386, attn: Betty Yurk.
      Arrangements were entrusted to Coats Funeral Home of Waterford.
     
      James M. Paffi
      Died May 27, 1999
      COLLEGEVILLE, Texas - James M. Paffi, 34, of Collegeville, passed from this life Thursday after a courageous battle with cancer.
      Jim was born Sept. 3, 1964, in Harvey, Ill. In 1982 he graduated from Traverse City Senior High School in Michigan. He received a track scholarship to attend Michigan's Ferris State College where he earned a bachelor's degree in science and marketing in February 1987. While at Ferris, Jim was a member of the track and football teams and the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
      Jim eventually returned to the Grand Traverse area and began working at Bill Marsh Motors. He was also very involved in health and fitness. Jim competed in several bodybuilding competitions and in 1992 won the N.A.N.B.A. Natural Grand Traverse championship for tall men. He also received the trophy for most muscular at the same competition.
      Jim moved to Dallas in August 1993 to pursue a career in the mortgage business. He became a successful senior loan officer, working for several mortgage bankers in the Dallas area.
      He loved boating and being around water. Jim and his father, John Paffi, ran the Yellow Fin charter fishing business on Grand Traverse Bay. He lived his life to the fullest and touched many lives in his short time. He leaves behind countless family, friends and loved ones who dearly cared for him.
      Jim is survived by his father, John Michael Paffi; sister, Jill Michelle DeGraff; nephew, Robert James; grandmothers, Loraine Downing and Angela Paicz; and close friends, Michael and Eileen Hott.
      He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Judith May Paffi. They are together once again, now and forever.
      Friends may visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City. Burial will be in Bohemian Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the hospice Vitas of Dallas.
     
      Lee A. Rushton
      Died May 31, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lee A. Rushton, 88, of Traverse City, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born June 28, 1910, in Greenville, he was the son of William J. and Lura M. (DeLine) Rushton. On June 24, 1980, in Sault Ste. Marie, he married Ludie A. (Washington) Butler.
      Lee moved to Traverse City from Greenville in 1926. He worked for more than 20 years for Rennie Oil Co. and was a charter member of the local beagle club. Lee worked in Detroit for eight years and also spent a few years in Minnesota.
      Survivors include his wife, Ludie A. Butler Rushton of Traverse City; five sisters, Rose Krouse of Traverse City, Ileta Fisher of Muskegon, Maxine Boone of Traverse City, Bea (Morris) Burkholder of Williamsburg, and Wilma Brown of Mancelona; a brother, Max (Wanda) Rushton of Mancelona; and many nieces and nephews.
      Lee was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Rushton, and a sister, Ilene Fisher.
      Private graveside services will be held Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      Aaron J. Springstead
      Died May 30, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Aaron J. Springstead, 76, a longtime resident of Traverse City, passed away Sunday at his home in Tampa, Fla.
      He was born April 8, 1923, in Marquette. On April 17, 1954, he married Rubye Pulos.
      Aaron served his country in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He flew 42 missions over Europe as a front turret gunman in a B-24.
      As a Traverse City businessman, he founded Kwik Print, Traverse Reproduction and Kopy Sales, Inc. Aaron was also a real estate salesman and developer. He founded Tampa Drive Service in Tampa.
      Aaron enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He attended Faith Reformed Church.
      Survivors include his wife, Rubye; two sons, Richard of Tampa and Peter of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Margo of North Dakota and Candye of Michigan; a sister, Elaine Cowan of Naples, Fla.; and two brothers, Donald of Traverse City and Douglas of Hart.
      Aaron was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Ethel Springstead, and three brothers, Keith, Gerald and Kenneth.
      A memorial service will be held Thursday at the F.T. Blount Funeral Home at 18310 Hwy 41, Tampa.
     
      LORNA ANN CECILIO, infant daughter of Susan M. Cecilio, died Monday, May 31, 1999, at Spectrum Health Downtown Campus in Grand Rapids. She was born Feb. 1, 1999, in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Grove Township Cemetery.
     
      CLARENCE L. DOOLEY, 92, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at his home. A full obituary will appear in Friday's Record-Eagle.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 11, at Presbyterian Church in Traverse City. Arrangements are being handled by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      JOSEPH J. GANCARZ, 81, of Free Soil, died Wednesday, June 2, 1999, at his home.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Free Soil.
     
      FRANK IVICIC, 92, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at home.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley.
     
      GERALD 'JERRY' SHELDON, 78, of Mancelona, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at his home. He was born July 3, 1920.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
     
      BEATRICE I. TOBIN, 90, of Frederick and Grayling, died Tuesday, June 1, 1999, at The Meadows of Grayling.
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Frederick.
     
      James 'Jay' Helton
      Died May 29, 1999
      MAYFIELD - James "Jay" Helton, 70, of Mayfield, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born April 5, 1929, in Flint, he was the son of James E. and Maureen E. (Lancaster) Helton. On Feb. 26, 1955, in Flint, he married Anna Pickard.
      Jay lived in Flint while working for General Motors Corp.-Buick Division for 33 years He retired in 1988 and moved to Mayfield.
      Jay was a member of the United Auto Workers Local No. 599 in Flint. He was a member and officer of the Spark Plug City Citizens Band Radio Club in Flint which raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
      Survivors include his wife, Anna of Mayfield; two sons, Ricky Sr. of Burton and Paul of Flushing; three daughters, Janet Pennell of Mayfield, Susan (Thomas) Abshier of Pennsylvania, and Jayne Jacot of Columbiaville; two sisters, Claudia (Evert) Northington of Kentucky and Nellie Willoughby of Flint; a brother, M. Edward (Della) Helton of Tustin; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
      Jay was preceded in death by his parents.
      Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
      Arrangements are through Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service of Traverse City.
     
      David G. Kammerer
      Died June 2, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - David G. Kammerer, 62, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at home.
      Born Nov. 9, 1936, in Thompsonville, he was the son of Harry and Marie (Morrow) Kammerer. On March 16, 1974, in Traverse City, he married Ann Bush.
      David was a Traverse City resident for the past 26 years moving from Thompsonville. Formerly employed by Wheelock Welding, he retired from a Total Petroleum service station in 1995. An avid joke and storyteller, he also enjoyed hunting. David was a member of Wallin Community Club and a former member of Northwest Michigan Coon Hunters Association.
      He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Pam (Kerry) Moses of S. Carolina, Toni (Art) Cadena of San Antoine, Texas, Deb (Rob) Rafferty of Benzonia, and Mary Burkemo of Mesick; two sons, Dan Kammerer of Texas and Kris Kammerer of Traverse City; eight grandchildren; and two sisters, Anna (Gordon) Nordbeck of Thompsonville and Helen Lyman of Grand Rapids.
      David was preceded in death by his parents.
      Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service in Traverse City where family will greet friends from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of service.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to American Heart Association or Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44195.
     
      Gustaw Konopnicki
      Died May 30, 1999
      CLARKSTON - Gustaw Konopnicki, 78, of Clarkston, formerly of Traverse City, died Sunday.
      Gustaw was a 2nd lieutenant in the Polish armed services during World War II and spent over two years in Soviet concentration camps.
      Following the war, he graduated with honors from the University of London in London with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and from Michigan State University with a Master of Arts degree in secondary education. Gustaw taught history at Kimball High School in Royal Oak and Kingsbrook School, Cranbrook and English at Brookside School, Cranbrook. He also taught for the Michigan Department of Social Services at Camp Shawono in Grayling.
      Gustaw was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed water sports and skiing. He helped originate and develop the White Pine Stampede, a 50K ski race held in northern Michigan. In 1980 he was a cross-country ski official at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. He served as chief of course of the North American Vasa Ski Race, the second-largest cross-country ski race in the United States, from 1984-85.
      Gustaw was a past scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America in Rochester. He spoke five languages, English, Polish, Russian, French and Italian.
      He was the beloved husband of Judith Konopnicki and the dear father of Mark (Lois) Konopnicki, Christopher Konopnicki, Eve Rowe (Eric Brasher) and the late Alexander Konopnicki.
      Survivors include three grandchildren, Ean, Jessica, and Samantha; a brother, Witold Konopnicki; and a cousin, Henryka Sokul.
      A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 13, at The Church of the Resurrection at 6490 Clarkston Road, Clarkston.
      At Gustaw's request, his body was donated to the University of Michigan's medical school.
      Memorial contributions may be made to The Church of the Resurrection or the Gustaw Konopnicki Memorial Fund, a charity for Polish foster children, care of Old Kent Bank, Clarkston office, 6500 Dixie Highway, Clarkston, MI 48386, attn: Betty Yurk.
      Arrangements were entrusted to Coats Funeral Home of Waterford.
     
      James M. Paffi
      Died May 27, 1999
      COLLEYVILLE, Texas - James M. Paffi, 34, of Colleyville, passed from this life Thursday after a courageous battle with cancer.
      Jim was born Sept. 3, 1964, in Harvey, Ill. In 1982 he graduated from Traverse City Senior High School in Michigan. He received a track scholarship to attend Michigan's Ferris State College where he earned a bachelor's degree in science and marketing in February 1987. While at Ferris, Jim was a member of the track and football teams and the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
      Jim eventually returned to the Grand Traverse area and began working at Bill Marsh Motors. He was also very involved in health and fitness. Jim competed in several bodybuilding competitions and in 1992 won the N.A.N.B.A. Natural Grand Traverse championship for tall men. He also received the trophy for most muscular at the same competition.
      Jim moved to Dallas in August 1993 to pursue a career in the mortgage business. He became a successful senior loan officer, working for several mortgage bankers in the Dallas area.
      He loved boating and being around water. Jim and his father, John Paffi, ran the Yellow Fin charter fishing business on Grand Traverse Bay. He lived his life to the fullest and touched many lives in his short time. He leaves behind countless family, friends and loved ones who dearly cared for him.
      Jim is survived by his father, John Michael Paffi; sister, Jill Michelle DeGraff; nephew, Robert James; grandmothers, Loraine Downing and Angela Paicz; and close friends, Michael and Eileen Hott.
      He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Judith May Paffi. They are together once again, now and forever.
      Friends may visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
      Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City. Burial will be in Bohemian Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the hospice Vitas of Dallas.
     
      Laetitia V. Vance
      Died June 1, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Laetitia V. (VanDeventer) Vance, also known as "T", died Tuesday at Northwood Village Care Home in Elk Rapids. She was 93. Formerly of Park Ridge, Ill., she was a resident of Traverse City since 1950.
      Born August 30, 1905, in Knoxville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Fayette Flournoy and Martha Lynn (Rhea) VanDeventer. On Dec. 29, 1926, in Knoxville, Tenn., she married Samuel Miller Vance Jr.
      A 1925 graduate of Pine Manor College in Massachusetts, she was an avid bridge player and enjoyed sewing for her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, especially her roses and pole beans. Laetitia was a former active member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Park Ridge, Ill., a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Elk Rapids where she was a member of Daughters of the King, E.C.W, the Altar Guild and Cursillista.
      She is survived by three children, Mary Martha (Chet) Danforth of Citrus Heights, Calif., Samuel Miller (Virginia) Vance III of Unadilla, N.Y., and Laetitia V. (Emil) Niederer of Traverse City; sister, Isabella Pearce of Knoxville, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband on June 21, 1977; two brothers, Robert and Christopher; and one nephew.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Elk Rapids with the Rev. Fred Myers officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception following the service. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 10, in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Knoxville, Tenn.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684 or St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Elk Rapids.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      ALFRED E. KULVANDER, 95, of Traverse City, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Clarence L. Dooley
      Died June 1, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Clarence L. Dooley, 92, a resident of Traverse City since 1972, passed away Tuesday at his home.
      Born in 1907, in Kalamazoo County, he was the son of James M. and Lavinia (Wilson) Dooley. In 1932 he married Helen McMillen of Kalamazoo.
      A graduate of Western Michigan University, he spent 13 years at Oakland County Juvenile Home in Pontiac. He was executive director of Lakeside Children's Home in Kalamazoo from 1944 until he retired in 1972. His entire life was devoted to children's work which he found very rewarding and challenging.
      He was a member of the Michigan Association of Children's Agencies, Michigan Federation of Children's Agencies, Kiwanis Club of Kalamazoo and the Presbyterian Church in Traverse City. Clarence loved woodworking, refinishing furniture, caning, vacationing with the family, reading and cribbage.
      He is survived by a son, Donald Dooley, of Traverse City; daughter, Marianna Dooley of Traverse City; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, in 1993; parents; six brothers; and one sister.
      Cremation will take place. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 11, at Presbyterian Church with Dr. Homer Nye officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Presbyterian Church, Lakeside Children's Home of Kalamazoo or Hospice of Traverse City.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Lulu Alice Faust
      Died June 2, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lulu Alice Faust, 86, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Birchwood Nursing Home in Traverse City.
      Born Aug. 31, 1912, she was the daughter of Charles and Olive (Burnes) Finch. On April 15, 1933, in Milan, she married Lester Faust.
      Lulu worked at the Ypsilanti State Hospital for fourteen years and she enjoyed raising flowers.
      She is survived by her husband; daughter, Dorothy Gordon of Albuquerque, N.M.; son, Richard of Canton; five grandchildren, Lynda Ashley of Albuquerque, N.M., Jan Lewis of Belleville, William Faust of Belleville, Charles Gordon of Albuquerque, N.M. and Pam Faust of Milford; twelve great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by two sisters.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald T. Sunman officiating. Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
     
      Elizabeth J. Panek
      Died June 2, 1999
      ONALASKA, Wis. - Elizabeth J. "Betty" Panek, 69, of Onalaska, died Wednesday at Franciscan-Skemp Healthcare.
      Born Jan. 17, 1930, in Cedar, Mich., she was the daughter of Ed and Jessie (Peplinski) Hlavka. On Sept. 10, 1951, at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Maple City, Mich., she married Julian Panek.
      She was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and especially the rosary prayer chain and the choir.
      Elizabeth is survived by her husband and daughter, Patricia Panek, of La Crosse.
      She was preceded in death by a son, Ambrose Panek in 1988 and two brothers.
      Friends may call at the Dickinson Family Funeral Home, 401 Main Street, Onalaska, Wis., from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. Monday until the time of service. A rosary service will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Bill Matzek officiating. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
     
      WALTER A. DIERKES, 92, of Kingsley, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at Meadow Hill Care Center in Kingsley.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      A private family service was held for ALFRED E. KULVANDER, 95, of Traverse City. He died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Burial was at Ogdensburg Cemetery.
      Arrangements were handled by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      DOROTHY G. SMITH, 82, of Torch Lake, died Thursday, June 3, 1999, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center. She was born in Flint on Feb. 17, 1917.
      Memorial services will be held at a later date at Flint Memorial Park. Arrangements are being handled by Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska.
     
      JANICE OPAL SMITH, 79, of Traverse City, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at the home of her daughter. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Pauline Barrick
      Died June 3, 1999
      SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Pauline (Bauer) Barrick, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died Thursday. She was 83.
      Born Jan. 16, 1916, she was the daughter of Joseph Sr. and Theresa (Poeschel) Bauer of Kingsley, Mich. She married Zern "Bud" Barrick in Grand Rapids, Mich.
      Pauline and her husband moved to Carpinteria, Calif. in 1961 and for several years owned a business.
      She is survived by her brother, Fred Bauer, of Kingsley, Mich., and many nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three sisters, Louisa Biermacher, Theresa Sieffert and Mary Harrand; and five brothers, Joseph Jr., Bernard, Otto, Edward and Albert.
      Funeral services will be held on Tuesday in Santa Barbara, Calif. and she will be buried next to her husband.
      Rest in peace, Aunt Pauline.
      Memorials may be directed to mass intentions or to a charity of one's choice.
     
      James F. Sterling
      Died June 4, 1999
      BIG RAPIDS - James F. Sterling, 85, of Big Rapids and formerly of Traverse City, died Friday at Metron of Big Rapids.
      Born Jan. 2, 1914, in Flint, he was the son of Floyd and Maude (Sterling) Foster. Upon the premature death of his mother, James was raised by his maternal aunt, Margaret, and her husband, Clarence D. Sterling. In 1937 he married Barbara Urquhart of Detroit.
      James graduated from Detroit Central High School and attended Michigan State University until he was called for active duty, serving as an Army Captain during World War II in the European Theater. Following his discharge, James became general manager of Sterling Structural Steel Company in Detroit. Upon the sale of the business in 1963, he moved his family to the Traverse City area where he served as an office manager for several area businesses until his retirement in 1971.
      He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of 61 years; sons, Richard (Scarlett) Sterling of Fairbanks, Alaska, Phillip Sterling of Big Rapids and Kenneth Sterling of Traverse City; daughters, Judy (Bob) Porter of Wilmington, N.C. and Margaret Sterling of Somers Point, N.J.; 16 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
      James was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Robert Sterling, in 1991 and a sister, Mary Morrison - formerly Ross.
      Memorial services are being planned for a later date at the First Presbyterian Church in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are being handled by Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home, Inc. of Big Rapids.
     
      DARWIN A. DUNN, 77, of Traverse City, died Friday, June 4, 1999, at French Manor.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      JAMES E. GILDAS, 70, of Alden, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at his home.
      A graveside service at Chapman Cemetery in Custer Township will be announced at a later date. The family was served by the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona.
     
      Walter A. Dierkes
      Died June 4, 1999
      KINGSLEY - Walter A. Dierkes, 92, of Kingsley and formerly of Detroit, died Friday at Meadow Hill Care Center in Kingsley.
      Born July 5, 1906, in Louisville, Ky., he was the son of Edward and Annie (Walters) Dierkes. On June 24, 1931, in Bunker Hill, he married Mary F. Laxton.
      Walter was an assistant guidance director in the Detroit Public Schools for 41 years. He retired in 1971. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hannah.
      He is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Don) Bayer of Interlochen; son, Donald (Cathy) Dierkes of Interlochen; granddaughters, Cheri (Mark) Johnson of Interlochen, Linda Senior of Eastpointe; Kari (Ken) Krausmann of Grosse Pointe Woods, Jenny (Jay) Berschback of Toledo, Ohio and Sandy Dierkes of Chicago, Ill; and four great-grandchildren, Jarrett Gersten, Kelsey Johnson, and Austin and Kaitlyn Senior.
      He was preceded in death by his wife; Mary F. in 1976; brother, Edward; and sister, Marcella Long.
      Cremation has taken place. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., June 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Hannah. Father Al Gietzen will be officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Interlochen Public Library, Munson Hospice or mass intention to St. Mary's Catholic Church of Hannah.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Janet P. Earl
      Died June 4, 1999
      MARSHALL - Janet P. Earl, 82, of Marshall, formerly of Kalkaska, died Friday at Marshall Manor.
      Born on Feb. 16, 1917, in Maymont, Saskatchewan, Canada, she was the daughter of Roy and Janet (Warcup) Vipond. On Aug. 28, 1937, in South Boardman, she married Homer Earl who preceded her in death in 1971.
      Janet was a graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She taught for several years at the Harper Creek High School in Battle Creek and later at the Kalkaska High School. Upon her retirement, she moved to Marshall.
      She is survived by a daughter, Linda Ruggles of Middleburg, Fla.; two sons, H. Jon Earl of Grosse Point Woods and James Earl of Marshall; three sisters, Dorothy Hollifield of Kalkaska, Shirley Deardorff of Irving, Texas and Olga Schoppler of Chardon, Ohio; a brother, Max Vipond of Lake Odessa; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Sandra Sue; and a sister, Patricia Spencer.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Pastor Larry Fetzer officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kalkaska.
     
      Donald Joseph Holmes, M.D.
      Died Feb. 26, 1999
      TUCSON, Ariz. - A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Bavers Harbor Cemetery on Neah-Ta-Iwanta Point. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Grand Traverse/Leelanau Community Mental Health, 520 W. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      The Michigan and Arizona noted psychiatrist died Feb. 26 in Tucson, Ariz. where he lived with his wife, Paula. Dr. Holmes received both his bachelor's degree and medical degree from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He interned at the famed Philadelphia General Hospital where only a handful of residents were selected each year from hundreds of applicants. He did his psychiatric residency at the University of Michigan Neuropsychiatric Institute and received an M.Sc. in Psychiatry from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
      Dr. Holmes began his career as a professor at the University of Michigan Medical School. From 1964 to 1974, he held several posts at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, University Hospital in Ann Arbor including chief of the adult service and executive assistant to the chair, Department of Psychiatry and director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute.
      Dr. Holmes was a consultant to the Arizona State Hospital Residency Program, the Arizona State University Student Health Service in Psychiatry and coordinator of residency training in psychiatry for the Maricopa County General Hospital in Phoenix. He was also a consultant to the La Frontera Center in Tucson and the Behavioral Health Agency of Central Arizona in Casa Grande. He served as medical director of the Verde Valley Community Guidance Clinic in Cottonwood from 1982 to 1987 and medical director of the combined Camelback and Marcus J. Lawrence Hospital detoxification and treatment program, the Sedona Villa. From 1989 to 1996, he was a staff psychiatrist with the Foundation of Mental Health, Northern Michigan Community Mental Health Center. From 1996 until his death, he was a psychiatric consultant to La Frontera Center in Tucson.
      Dr. Holmes was a guest lecturer throughout the United States and Europe. His honors included Charter Fellow, American College of Psychiatry; Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association; Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honorary Society; NY Academy of Sciences; and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
      He was recognized around the country for his work with adolescents; and his ability to garner trust from those wary persons who were skeptical of psychiatrists. He made major contributions to all those whose lives he touched.
      Dr. Holmes was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He was the author of several publications and books, including "Psychotherapy" and "Adolescents in Psychotherapy" published by Little-Brown.
      He is survived by his wife, Paula, a celebrated architect; son, Robb, a Juris Doctor in Tucson; and son, Todd, doctor of internal medicine in Clark Summit, Pa.
     
      Leo D. Riskey
      Died June 4, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Leo D. Riskey, 86, of Traverse City, died Friday at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Born April 29, 1913, he was the son of Frank and Beulah (Sutton) Riskey. On April 9, 1983, in Traverse City, he married Irene N. Corpe.
      A native of Traverse City, he was a parts manager for M.J. McIntosh. He enjoyed shorthand, old music and dancing. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Traverse City Senior Center and the Senior Center Kitchen Band, Grand Traverse Audobon Club, Knights of Columbus Council No. 1213, Knights of Columbus Council No. 9979 through Christ the King Catholic Church and Grand Traverse Assembly - 4th degree Knights of Columbus and he served as color guard and past grand knight.
      He is survived by his wife, Irene, of Traverse City; son, Terry (Yvonne) Riskey of Milwaukee, Wis.; daughter, Pam Patrom of Milwaukee, Wis.; stepson, Stuart (Carol) Corpe of Traverse City; daughter-in-law, Sharon Riskey of Grand Rapids; brother, Frank Junior Riskey of Kingsley; brother, Millard "Rip" (Virginia) Riskey of Haslett; grandson, Chris Brugger of Columbus, Ohio; granddaughter, Tarra (Richard) Benson of Milwaukee, Wis.; grandson, Scott Riskey of Grand Rapids; grandson, Rodney Riskey of Grand Rapids; seven stepgrandchildren, Rory (Julie) Umlor, Melanie (Art) Schneider, Michelle Umlor, Denise (Harold) Grant, Jeb (Sharon) Corpe, Leslie (Victor) Vreeland - all of Traverse City and Barry (Lisa) Corpe of Benzonia; several great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many friends.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jeanette (Hawkins) Riskey; son, Rodney Lee Riskey; stepdaughter, Gail Umlor; brother, Martin "Jerry" Riskey; and sister, Mina Riskey.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home by the Knights of Columbus Council No. 9979. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Acme with the Rev. Edwin Thome officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to East Bay Volunteer Fire Department or Christ the King Catholic Church.
     
      Dr. William J. Yankee
      Died May 27, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Dr. William J. Yankee, 73, of Traverse City, died unexpectedly Thursday in Bellevue, Wash.
      Born Oct. 11, 1925, in Traverse City, he was the son of Max and Julia Yankee. A veteran of World War II, Dr. Yankee served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater. Returning to Traverse City after the war, he married Beverly Klepac on Sept. 6, 1947, at St. Francis Church.
      Dr. Yankee earned his bachelor and master degrees from Western Michigan University and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. In Kalamazoo, he was a police detective, friend of the court and professor of psychology at Western Michigan University. He left Kalamazoo to become dean of students and ultimately vice president of Delta College in Bay City. In 1973, Dr. Yankee became president of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City.
      Following his tenure as president at Northwestern Michigan College, he became the first director of the Polygraph Institute of the Department of Defense. He retired in 1995 to write an autobiography, research the family genealogy as well as enjoy golf and fishing.
      He is survived by his wife, Beverly; three children, Linda Newhouse of Bellevue, Wash., William (Elizabeth) Yankee Jr. of Boston and Gay (Kenneth) Colby of Kalamazoo; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy (Adolph) Smith of Belleview, Fla. and Rosemary (Charles) Gagnon of Engadine.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at Milliken Auditorium of the Dennos Museum on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the NMC Foundation in Dr. Yankee's name.
      The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      LYNNETTE CLUTE, 47, of Traverse City, died Sunday morning, June 6, 1999, at home.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      DANIEL 'DAN' KINSKE, 58, of Benzonia, died early Sunday, June 6, 1999, at the Maples Medical Facility in Frankfort.
      The family is being served by the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia.
     
      MARTIN HERSEL LARSEN, 18, of Kaleva, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 2, 1999. Born June 7, 1980, in Bremerton, Wash., he was the son of Keith and Mary (Clements) Larsen.
      Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today at Kaleva Baptist Church in Kaleva. The Terwilliger Funeral Home of Kaleva is in charge of arrangements.
     
      FLORENCE IRENE (WINTERS) EVENS LINTULA, 89, of Kaleva, passed away Saturday morning, June 5, 1999, at her residence following a short illness. She was born Feb. 1, 1910, in Marilla Township in Manistee County.
      The family will be at Terwilleger Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today to receive visitors. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Marilla Township Cemetery.
     
      GEORGE S. PLAGANY, 78, of Pleasanton Township in Manistee County, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born July 1, 1920.
      Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pleasanton Township Cemetery. The Terwilliger Funeral Home of Kaleva is in charge of arrangements.
     
      JANICE L. RIGGS, 40, of Frederic, died Saturday, June 5, 1999, at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 1958 on Parris Island, S.C.
      Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
     
      REBECCA J. SANDERS, 75, of Interlochen, died Sunday morning, June 6, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      Darwin A. Dunn
      Died June 4, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Darwin A. Dunn, 77, of Traverse City, died Friday at French Manor in Traverse City
      A retired airplane mechanic and inspector, he was born Dec. 1, 1921, in Traverse City. He was the son of Clarence LeRoy and Virgie Marie (Heiges) Dunn. He married JoAnn E. Muse in March 1947 in Tulsa, Okla.
      At the age of 18, Darwin enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served during World War II. He attended Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Okla. He worked for Michigan Aviation at the Detroit City Airport from 1947 to 1976. Darwin moved back to Traverse City in 1976 and worked at Cherry Capital Aviation. He enjoyed his winters in Orange Beach, Ala. and his cabin in Canada. Darwin loved his favorite dog, Tippy. His hobbies include fishing, pheasant hunting, gardening and camping. His favorite author was Louis L'Amour.
      He is survived by three daughters, Karen Jo Dunn of Sedona, Ariz., Candice D. Dunn of New York City, and Deborah L. (Thomas) Bloxsom of Traverse City; a sister, Barbara Bush of Grawn; and a granddaughter, Brittani Bloxsom of Traverse City.
      He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents.
      Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Timothy Brand will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
     
      SCOTT H. COUCH, 19, of Mesick, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, at his home.
      Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. Graveside services will be held at noon Wednesday at the Cornell Cemetery in Buckley. Memorials may be directed to the Education Trust Fund of Scott Jr. and Anthony John Couch.
     
      PETER JAMES GORNO, 16, of Elk Rapids, died Sunday, June 6, 1999. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elk Rapids. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Graveside services for HANNI E. MORENZ, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Omena Hillcrest Cemetery.
      Hanni, 85, of Cedar, died Sunday, May 9. Arrangements are by Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay.
     
      A memorial service for HELEN E. TRAVIS will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Traverse City.
      Helen, 91, of Traverse City, died Jan. 28, at Leelanau Memorial Hospital in Northport.
     
      KATHLEEN R. WORM, 77, of Beulah, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Lynnette Clute
      Died June 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lynnette Clute, 47, of Traverse City, died Sunday at her home.
      Born Nov. 22, 1951, in Mount Pleasant, she was the daughter of Howard and Virginia (Gross) Jackson. On Feb. 1, 1980, in Rosebush, she married Thomas J. Clute.
      Lynnette graduated from Beal City High School in 1969 and attended Mid Michigan Community College. Formerly of Mount Pleasant, she had been a resident of Traverse City since 1980. She started her career at Central Michigan Community Hospital in Mount Pleasant and her career progressed as Emergency Medical Service developed in the state of Michigan over the last 30 years. Lynnette was a paramedic for North Flights ground division and for Blair Township. She especially enjoyed her family and flower gardens. She was famous for her "Clute cookies." Lynnette also enjoyed softball.
      Survivors include her husband; a daughter and two sons, Beth S., Kyle E. and Kevin T. Clute - all at home; her mother, Virginia Jackson of Mount Pleasant; a sister, Barb Stegman of Traverse City; five brothers, Mike (Denise) Jackson of Mount Pleasant, Jim (Emily) Jackson of Mount Pleasant, Steve (Yvonne) Jackson of Mount Pleasant, David Jackson of Shepard, and Tim (Lisa) Jackson of Weidman; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
      Lynnette was preceded in death by her father, Howard Jackson, and a brother, Bruce Jackson.
      Friends may call at the time of services which will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City; the Rev. James Hayden will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the college fund for the Clute children which is being established or the American Legion Baseball League fund.
      The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Maxine E. Greeno
      Died June 7, 1999
      GRAWN - Maxine E. Greeno, 74, of Grawn, died Monday morning at her home.
      Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Ideal, S.D., she was the daughter of George and Charlotte (Anderson) Beardsley.
      A retired custodian and building manager for the Veterans Administration, Maxine had moved to this area recently.
      Survivors include two sons, Michael Greeno of Denver and Mark (Carolyn) Greeno of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Raymond (Marianne) Beardsley of Ideal; a cousin, Lucille Gilliland of Grawn; and three grandchildren.
      Maxine was preceded in death by her parents and a son, in infancy.
      Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Thursday at the Light of the North Christian Center in Traverse City. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the center; Pastor Timothy Mann will officiate. Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      Donna May Grewe
      Died June 6, 1999
      ROOSEVELT PARK - Donna May Grewe, 77, went to be with her Lord on Sunday afternoon.
      She was born May 7, 1922, in Kingsley and moved to the Muskegon area in October of 1942. She married Carl F. Grewe Sr. on Oct. 23, 1939; they were married for 59 years.
      Donna was a graduate of Traverse City High School, a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former Awana leader. She was currently very active in the Retirees of Calvary Baptist.
      Donna was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to sew.
      Survivors include her husband, Carl, of Roosevelt Park; two daughters, Pat (Hal) Smith of Waterford and Linda (Jerry) Olson of Fruitport; three sons, Jerry (Wanda) Grewe of Midland, Bruce (Peggy) Grewe of Traverse City, and Carl (Linda) Grewe Jr. of Muskegon; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack Harrison of Cape Coral, Fla., and Thayle (Bev) Harrison of Kingsley; and a sister, Darlene (Bob) Jones of Traverse City.
      Donna was preceded in death by her parents, John and Sarah (Seiffert) Harrison, and brothers, Datus and Wilmer Harrison.
      Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Sytsema Funeral Home, 737 Apple Ave., in Muskegon (231) 726-5210. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; Pastor Terry Fulk will officiate.
      Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Muskegon.
      Memorials may be directed to Mission 2000 in care of the funeral home.
     
      Dr. Donald Joseph Holmes
      Died Feb. 26, 1999
      TUCSON, Ariz. - A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Bowers Harbor Cemetery on Neah-Ta-Wanta Point. A psychiatrist, and former resident of Michigan, he died Feb. 26 in Tucson, Ariz. where he lived with his wife, Paula.
      In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Grand Traverse/Leelanau Community Mental Health, 520 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
     
      Phyllis Kinder
      Died June 5, 1999
      ATKINS, Ark. - Phyllis Kinder, 62, of Atkins, died Saturday at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock.
      Born Feb. 19, 1937, in Traverse City, Mich., she was the daughter of the late Walter W. and Margaret L. Semrow Snow.
      Phyllis was a cashier and greeter at Morrilton Wal-Mart Super Center.
      Survivors include her husband, Charles D. Kinder of Atkins; two sons, Duane (Lisa) Kinder of Atkins and Steven (Ruth) Kinder of Morrilton; a daughter, Kim (Danny) McBride of Pottsville; a sister, Doris Snow (Edward Hopkins) of Albuquerque, N.M.; and six grandchildren, Kayla, Brittany, Alyson, Lindsey Nicole, Joshua, and Lacey
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lemley Funeral Chapel in Atkins. Burial will be in Atkins City Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the Phylliss Kinder Memorial Fund care of Bank of Dardanelle, Atkins Branch, 102 N. Church, Atkins, AR 72823.
     
      Daniel 'Dan' L. Kinske
      June 6, 1999
      FRANKFORT - Daniel Leonard Kinske, formerly of Washington, D.C., and a resident of Benzie County for the past 20 years, died Sunday morning at the Benzie Co. Medical Care Facility (The Maples) in Frankfort at the age of 58 years.
      Dan was born Dec. 4, 1940, in Allen Park, the son of Leonard and Nancy (Broadhurst) Kinske. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1964 and served his country honorably during Vietnam then continued his service to the country through 1989 when he retired. On Jan. 11, 1972, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Tompson in Benzonia.
      Dan was employed for 19 years as a baker with the Sara Lee Bakery in Traverse City. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Benzonia where he served on the Memorial Committee and as an usher. He also belonged to the Naval Reserve Association and was the Secretary for many years with the Beulah-Benzonia Lions Club. Dan enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling and baseball card collecting.
      Dan is survived by his wife, Pat, of Benzonia; son, Lt. JG Daniel E. "Ted" Kinske of Norfolk, Va.; daughter, Lt. Kathleen A. Kinske of Bethesda, Md.; sister, Mary Ann Owens of Dundee; two nieces; and two nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Services for Dan will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church in Benzonia. The Rev. Stephen Davidson will officiate. Friends may visit with the family at church on Thursday prior to the service.
      Dan has been cremated and will be laid to rest later this month at Arlington National Cemetery, following full military honors.
      Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial contribution in Dan's memory to The Maples Medical Care Facility - Animal Fund.
      The family was served by the Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia.
     
      James Alwin Pound
      Died June 5, 1999
      DECATUR, Ga. - James Alwin Pound, 96, of Decatur, died Saturday.
      He was born Aug. 19, 1902, in Talbot County, the son of the late John James and Mary Alice Pound.
      James was employed in the accounting division of General Motors Corp. in Atlanta until 1943 when the family was transferred to Danville, Ill. It was in Danville where he began his long-term membership in the Kiwanis Club and served as president. Also, while in Danville, he was a member of the Masonic Order and the Shriners and served two terms on the Danville school board.
      Following World War II, James accepted a job with the F.L. Jacobs Co. and relocated to Traverse City, Mich., in 1953. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club. Upon retiring from F.L. Jacobs Co., he was named city treasurer. James was named citizen of the year in 1965. He resided in Traverse City until 1975.
      Due to his wife's failing health, they returned to his family home in Woodland and eventually settled at Magnolia Manor in Americus.
      James later remarried and moved to Atlanta where he and his second wife enjoyed many years at Regency House in Decatur.
      Even in his 90s, James lived an active and independent lifestyle. He continued providing public accounting services as he had done in all the cities where he resided. He also organized a senior program at North Decatur United Methodist Church where he was a member. He has been beloved by all who knew him. He was a constant source of humorous stories and joked and willing to attend any function - despite his age - as long as good food and good parking were available.
      Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn (David F.) Gray of Big Canoe; six grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
      James was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Woodall Pound; his second wife, Venice Langston Pound; and his daughter, Martha Anne (William M.) Nolan.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodland United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Good Samaritan Fund at Magnolia Manor in Americus would be appreciated.
      Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home of Manchester.
     
      Rebecca Jane Sanders
      Died June 6, 1999
      WILLIAMSBURG - Rebecca Jane Sanders, 75, of Williamsburg, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She was born April 21, 1924, in Williamsburg, the daughter of John and Maude (McDougall) Fitzgerald. She had lived in the area most of her life.
      Rebecca had been employed for many years at the Shadowland Lounge/Bar where she was known as "Mom" to many. Following the closure of Shadowland, she was employed by the Waterfront Inn. Rebecca was a member and past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2780 Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid league bowler and bowled for many years until her health would no longer permit it. She always had a smile for everyone and enjoyed the out-of-doors and flowers. Rebecca's greatest love was for her grandchildren, whom she loved very much.
      Survivors include her children, Roger Sanders of Traverse City, Ed (Pam) Sanders of Forth Worth, Texas, and Barbara (Gary) Kukla of Interlochen; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth (Norman) Walters of Columbia, Tenn.; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Among her friends were her caregivers, Nancy and Lynn; the nurses and staff on 3 East at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City; and Drs. Mark Smith and Douglas Wigton.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
      Friends may this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City; a VFW Auxiliary memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
      Funeral services will be held sat 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
      Interment will be in Circle Hill Cemetery in Williamsburg.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or Munson Medical Center.
     
      Janice Opal (Eastwood) Smith
      Died June 4, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Janice Opal (Eastwood) Smith, 79, died peacefully Friday with her daughter, Carol Lynn (Smith) Jones, at her side.
      Janice was born in Texas. She was married to Leroy Smith for 22 years; he has since deceased. Her only surviving relative is her daughter, Carol.
      In her later years, Janice worked in the field of retail jewelry management in Tennessee and Florida.
      Janice expressed deep appreciation for her last two years which were spent in lovely Traverse City. She will especially be remembered as she boated happily with her daughter, Carol, and son-in-law, Ron W. Jones, on Long Lake.
      Private family memorial arrangements were handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
      In lieu of floral arrangements memorial contributions may be made to Munson Hospice, 1106 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
     
      EUCLID F. BELLANT, 69, of Florida, formerly of Traverse City, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at his home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      Memorial services for FRANCES V.M. BOYD, 91, of Rochester, NY, and formerly of Kalkaska, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Frances died Jan. 28, 1999.
     
      Graveside committal services for ROBERT J. HUFFMAN, 82, of Bear Lake will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasanton Township Cemetery. Robert died Jan. 10, 1999.
      Arrangments were handled by Edwards Funeral Home of Bear Lake.
     
      KEITH BRYANT RICHARD KOBYLINSKI, 7, of East Jordan, died Sunday, June 6, 1999, in Central Lake.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     
      GEORGE P. KRISS, 78, of Bear Lake, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are being handled by Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
      WILMER SCHWEINSBERG, JR., 79, of Traverse City, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999, at home. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Memorial services for JOYCE Y. STEVENS, 70, of Bellaire and formerly of Echo Township, will be held at noon Saturday at the First Congregational Church in Central Lake. Joyce died April 10, 1999, at her daughter's home.
      Arrangements are being handled by Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      Graveside committal services for CLEMENCE 'CLEM' WACLAWSKI, 79, of Traverse City, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June, 19, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Isadore. Clem passed away March 15, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Arrangements are being handled by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Mildred L. Ohst
      Died June 7, 1999
      MANISTEE - Mildred L. Ohst, 83, of Manistee, went to be with her Lord on Monday at Manistee County Medical Care Facility.
      Born Aug. 27, 1915, in Manistee, she was the daughter of the late John and Emma (Koppit) Ohst.
      Mildred graduated from Manistee High School in 1933. She retired from the Morton Salt Company after 22 years. She had also worked for the Newberry Store in Manistee and the former Karl's Newsstand. She was a faithful life member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Manistee and was baptized and confirmed by the Rev. J.H. Todt. She was a member of the Concordia Ladies Society and had served as secretary of that organization for many years. She was very active in the Walther Leagues and Fellowship Society. She taught Sunday school at the church for 45 years and sang in the church choir for many years.
      Mildred is survived by two brothers and sister-in-law, John C. Ohst of Utica and Arnold (Carolyn) Ohst of Lansing; sister, Elinor Bachmann of McBain; nieces, Janet Lange-Stumpf of Okemos and Brenda Bachmann of Elkhart, Ind.; and a nephew, Philip (Debra) Lange of Brighton.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Arthur Lange; brother, Wilbur Ohst; nephew, David Bachmann; sister-in-law, Irma Ohst; and brothers-in-law Karl and Norman Bachmann.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Manistee with Rev. James Moehring officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Manistee.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Stained Glass Windows Restoration and Preservation Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church, The Lutheran Hour or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the funeral service.
     
      Rebecca Jane Sanders
      Died June 6, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Rebecca Jane Sanders, 75, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      She was born April 21, 1924, in Williamsburg, the daughter of John and Maude (McDougall) Fitzgerald. She had lived in the area most of her life.
      Rebecca had been employed for many years at the Shadowland Lounge/Bar where she was known as "Mom" to many. Following the closure of Shadowland, she was employed by the Waterfront Inn. Rebecca was a member and past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2780 Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid league bowler and bowled for many years until her health would no longer permit it. She always had a smile for everyone and enjoyed the out-of-doors and flowers. Rebecca's greatest love was for her grandchildren, whom she loved very much.
      Survivors include her children, Roger Sanders of Traverse City, Ed (Pam) Sanders of Forth Worth, Texas, and Barbara (Gary) Kukla of Interlochen; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth (Norman) Walters of Columbia, Tenn.; former husband, Clarence Sanders of Traverse City; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Among her friends were her caregivers, Nancy and Lynn; the nurses and staff on 3 East at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City; and Drs. Mark Smith and Douglas Wigton.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Interment will be in Circle Hill Cemetery in Williamsburg.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or Munson Medical Center.
     
      Kathleen R. Worm
      Died June 7, 1999
      BEULAH - Kathleen R. Worm, 77, of Beulah, died Monday at Bortz Health Care in Traverse City.
      Born Jan. 23, 1922, in Manitowoc, Wis., she was the daughter of Raymond and Edna (Poland) Koch. On Nov. 5, 1965, she married Donald J. Worm in Traverse City.
      Kathleen moved to Old Mission in 1945 and has been a Grand Traverse and Benzie County resident ever since. She retired in 1978 from the Traverse City State Hospital after 23 years. Her hobbies included bowling, camping, gardening, bird watching, playing cards and baking. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Traverse City, U.A.W. Retirees, VFW No. 2780 Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary No. 383 and State Hospital Retirees.
      She is survived by her husband; three sons, Larry (Karen) Hooper of Walden, N.Y., Layne (Bev) Hooper of Rensselaer, Ind., and Ted (Terese) Hooper of Williamsburg; one daughter, Peggy (Ronald) Burton of Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; two stepdaughters, Gayle DuBois of Mesquite, Texas and Cathy (Jim) Demitroff of Beulah; one stepson, Rick (Geri) Worm of Beulah; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Edith (Bob) Fargo of Manitawoc, Wis.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Roy Hooper, Jr.; three brothers, Robert, Raymond and Chester Koch; and a sister, Charlotte Koch.
      Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City where a rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Traverse City with the Rev. Gerald Micketti officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Patrick Catholic Church or U.A.W. Retirees.
     
      RAYMOND 'CORKY' KOSIBOSKI, 55, of Manistee, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at University Hospital in Ann Arbor.
      Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday with evening prayers at 8 p.m. at the Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manistee. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
     
      Wilmer Schweinsberg Jr.
      Died June 8, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Wilmer Schweinsberg Jr, 74, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at his home.
      Born Aug. 3, 1924, in Clearfield, Pa, he was the son of Wilmer Sr. and Sara D. (Dinger) Schweinsberg. On June 3, 1989, in Alma, he married Helen Meyer.
      A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., he spent five years in the Coast Guard. He received his masters of business administration degree at the University of Michigan and spent ten years in industry. Wilmer was chief financial officer of Albion College for 11 years and controller of Alma College for ten years. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Traverse City, Traverse City Masonic Lodge, York Rite of Alma and Scottish Rite Masonary, Traverse City Power Squadron, Elk Rapids Sportsman Club and a life member of NRA and Ducks Unlimited. He volunteered at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He liked the outdoors and traveling.
      He is survived by his wife; mother; four daughters, Susan H. (David) Long of Tacoma, Wash, Polly A. (Donel) Moore of Concord, Sara J. Drury of Plymouth and Mary Jo (David) Schweinsberg-Picard of London, England; three stepdaughters, Doris P. (Steven) Balgoyen of Kalamazoo, E. Stephanie (Anthony) Proli of Bethel, Conn. and H. Maria (Charles) Tomlinson of Corvallis, Ore.; stepson, Stephen F. (Susan) Meyer of Skaneateles, N.Y.; two brothers, Stephen Schweinsberg of Detroit and Dr. Michael (Sonja) Schweinsberg of Des Moines, Iowa; one granddaughter; six grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his father and first wife Shirley Anne Drury.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 12, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1050 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686 or Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Arrangements were handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      George P. Kriss
      Died June 7, 1999
      BEAR LAKE - George P. Kriss, 78, of Bear Lake, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Jackson, he was the son of Philip and Helen (Dimitroff) Kriss. On Aug. 17, 1947, in Jackson, he married Mildred Kotcheff.
      George served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was the former owner of Suburban Hardware of Jackson. He had many interests which included hunting, fishing, woodworking, reading, gardening and flying.
      He is survived by his wife; son, Victor G. Kriss of Washington; daughter, Darlene E. (Bradley) Johnson of Lansing; and grandson, Colin B. Johnson.
      George was preceded in death by his parents.
      Cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements were handled by Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
      Memorials may be directed to the George P. Kriss Memorial Fund.
     
      Gary Joseph Farrell
      Died June 5, 1999
      SURREY, British Columbia, Canada - Gary Joseph Farrell, 46, of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, formerly of Traverse City, died Saturday at his home.
      Born Nov. 19, 1952, in Detroit, Mich., he was the son of John and Bonna Jo Farrell. In 1980 he married Ruth.
      Gary served in the U.S. Navy and was a self-employed graphic artist.
      He is survived by his wife; three sons, James, Ben and Sam - all of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; mother, Bonna Jo Sawyers and stepfather, Harry Sawyers, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; two sisters, Linda (Keith) Zimmerman of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Cheryl Farrell of Oakpark, Mich.; brother, Michael Farrell of Interlochen, Mich; and many nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his father.
      Cremation will take place. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at White Rock Community Church in British Columbia, Canada.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
     
      Euclid Frederick Bellant Jr.
      Died June 7, 1999
      MONTVERDE, Fla. - Euclid Frederick Bellant, Jr., 69, of Montverde, formerly of Bay City and Traverse City from 1971 to 1976, died Monday at his home.
      Born March 10, 1930, in Waukesha, Wis., he was the son of Euclid F. and Arbutus (Davenport) Bellant. On Nov. 22, 1976, in Lansing, he married his wife Nancy.
      Euclid was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Navy. He was employed as a painter for General Motors and he loved playing the guitar.
      He is survived by his wife, Nancy; four daughters, Carol (Roger) Humfleet, Sandra (Fred) Marsh, Laurie Smith and Linda Bellant - all of Traverse City; son, Ernest (Julie) Bellant of Traverse City; stepson, Blaine Haskin of Florida; stepdaughter, Lori Easter of Gladwin; five brothers, William (Bev) Bellant of St. Johns, Richard (Judy) Bellant of Lansing, James (Helen) Bellant of Midland, Robert (Ilene) Bellant of Bay City and Thedore Bellant of Midland; two sisters, Debra (Lyle) Smith of Midland and Mary (Jerry) Minesal of Georgia; 24 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, George Bellant; and sister, Carol Bellant.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens with military services conducted by Cherryland Post No. 2780.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice Foundation of Lake Sumpter, 12300 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778.
     
      SIMON P. FARBER, 91, of Maple City, died Thursday, June 10, 1999.
      No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are being handled by the Hibbard Funeral and Cremation Service of Traverse City.
     
      LESTER R. FAUST, 89, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald T. Sunman officiating.
     
      Virginia A. Gregory
      Died June 8, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Virginia A. Gregory went to be with her husband, Howard and daughter, Diane. She fought a long, courageous battle with Cancer, always looking forward never back, finally finding eternal peace.
      Virginia and Howard lived in Grand Rapids for most of their lives. They enjoyed farming and harvesting the best apples ever on their orchard close to Cascade for many years. They retired to their dream spot in the Indian River area, eventually moving closer to their daughter, Beth, and her family. They thought the world of them and enjoyed each moment spent with their special gifts from God, their grandchildren. Virginia and Howard were blessed with many wonderful friends, few who remain. They valued their love and friendship until their last days.
      Virginia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Ernie Fryer of Traverse City; granddaughter and husband, Megen Beth and Robert Doerr of Traverse City; grandson, Adam Gregory Fryer of Traverse City; faithful canine companion, Barney; sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Gordon Jordon of Grand Rapids; and two nieces, Lori (John) Wurn of Grand Rapids and Tina (Richard) Lemoine of Maine.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard R. Gregory; daughter, Diane L. Baar; mother, Julia; father, William; and sister, Bonnie.
      A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Cascade Christian Church Chapel in Grand Rapids.
      Virginia's family would like to thank the Munson Hospice staff for all their help and support during the past six weeks when there was nowhere else to turn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Munson Hospice Organization, 1105 Sixth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Arrangements were made by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Duane E. Dennis
      Died June 9, 1999
      BENZONIA - Duane E. Dennis, 67, of Benzonia, died Wednesday at his home.
      Born June 29, 1931, in Flint, he was the son of Herman L. and Ines M. (Sicard) Dennis. On June 16, 1956, in Marion, he married Jeanette L. Corner.
      Duane served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. A resident of Benzonia since 1963, formerly of Marion, he was a designer and engineer for Climatron Heating and Cooling for 20 years. After retiring in 1993, he was employed as a funeral director's assistant by the Bennett-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. He was a member of the Frankfort United Methodist Church where he was active in the church men's club and worked with the youth for many years. He was also a member of the Benzie Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, member and past president of T.R.A.M.P.S. and the Benzie Area RC Club. He was a boy scout counselor and served on the scout committee. He loved to sail and fly radio controlled airplanes.
      He is survived by his wife, Jeanette "Jan"; sons, Jamie Dennis of South Bend, Ind., Leslie (Karen) Dennis of Beulah, Bruce (Marilyn) Dennis of Columbus, Ohio and Patrick (Kimberly) Dennis of Benzonia; daughter, Paula (Rick) Stockford of Clare; grandchildren, Jordan Lee Dennis, Mark Ryan Holbert, Shawn Michael Stockford, Kelsey Liegh Stockford, Lindsy Amanda Louise Stockford, Matt Brent Dennis, Calvin Duane Dennis, Dayanara Rachelle Dennis, Amber Nicole Dennis and Kelly Curtis Dennis; brothers, Derwin (Gloria) Dennis of Marion, David (Nancy) Dennis of Evart, and Dean Dennis (Ethel) of Prudenville; sister, Diane (Keith) Smith of Evart; and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Louise and Al Furkey.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dale.
      Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Frankfort United Methodist Church with Rev. Marvin Rosa officiating. Burial will be in Benzonia Township Cemetery.
     
      Kenn Edward Overholt
      Died June 9, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Kenn Edward Overholt, 41, of Traverse City, died Wednesday.
      Born April 11, 1958, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, he was the son of Jerry and Barbara Overholt. On June 17, 1989, at the First Congregational Church in Traverse City, he married Courtney Winnicki of Traverse City.
      Kenn graduated from Traverse City Senior High School. He loved competitive downhill skiing and played the drums in the Traverse City marching and symphony bands and he attended Hillsdale College. Kenn worked in partnership at the family owned business. He loved his horses and dogs. He was a kind, gentle, compassionate man and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He spent many happy hours fly fishing in Michigan, Montana, Alaska, Colorado and Canada. He was a low handicap golfer and was a member of both the Traverse City Golf and Country Club and the Grand Traverse Resort. Kenn also enjoyed bowling and hockey with his fellow employees.
      He is survived by his beloved wife and son, Benn; his parents; grandmother, Esther Overholt; sister, Jana Overholt; two brothers, Scott (Sherry) Overholt and David (Kristin) Overholt; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
      He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leon Overholt and maternal grandparents, Gordon and Thelma Boomer.
      Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Services celebrating Kenn's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Father James Gardiner of St. Francis Catholic Church officiating.
      In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be directed to a fund which will be established for Benn's education.
     
      Graveside services for NORMAN BARTH, who passed away on Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Benzonia Township Cemetery.
      Arrangements were handled by Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
     
      FREDERICK F. DELONNAY, 87, of Empire, died Thursday, June 11, 1999; at Maple Valley Nursing Home in Empire.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at St. Philip Neri Church in Empire. A wake will be at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be at noon Monday at the church.
     
      FERNE M. FRYE, 94, of Traverse City, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday under the auspices of Traverse Bay Area Chapter No. 147, Order of Eastern Star at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Larry Ross officiating. Interment will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
     
      ROSALIE ANN (HALL) MARTINSON, 51, of Stonewall, La., formerly of South Boardman, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at home.
      Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Agape Funeral Home in Bossier City, La.
     
      Lester R. Faust
      Died June 8, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Lester R. Faust, 89, of Traverse City, died Tuesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Feb. 23, 1910, in Milan, he was the son of Arthur L. and Julia (Hayden) Faust. On April 15, 1933, in Milan, he married Lulu Finch who preceded him in death on June 2.
      Lester was employed by Ypsilanti State Hospital for 38 years as an electrician. He retired in 1970. He loved gardening and farming.
      He is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Gordon of Albuquerque, N.M.; son, Richard of Canton; brother, Leonard (Mary Anne) Faust of Pueblo, Colo.; five grandchildren, Lynda Ashley of Albuquerque, N.M., Jan Lewis of Belleville, William Faust of Belleville, Charles Gordon of Albuquerque, N.M. and Pam Faust of Milford; twelve great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, one sister and eight brothers.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald T. Sunman officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Bethany Baptist Church.
     
      Rev. Harold E. Homer
      Died June 10, 1999
      GRAND RAPIDS - Rev. Harold E. Homer, 85, of Grand Rapids, died Thursday at Clark Retirement Community.
      Rev. Homer graduated from New York State Ranger School, N.Y. in 1934. He graduated from Taylor University, Ind. in 1946 and then attended Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania in 1950. He served 34 years in the ministry.
      He is survived by his wife, Dortha M. Homer, of Grand Rapids; daughters, Barbara (Albert) Tew, June (Steve) Parks, Joanne (Thomas) Hansen and Jean Bowen; stepchildren, Kathleen Beagle and Kayle (Barbara) Beagle; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his first wife, Arline L. Homer, in 1968 and two sisters, Ruth Lambert and Nellie Gleason.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service in Grand Rapids. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Clark Retirement Community, 1551 Franklin SE, Grand Rapids, MI. Interment will be in Wacousta Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Clark Retirement Community Foundation or West Michigan Conference for U.M.C.O.R.
      The family is being served by Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service of Grand Rapids.
     
      ROBERT LYLE ARMSTRONG, 58, of Frankfort, died Saturday, June 12, 199 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born Jan. 24, 1941, in Sterling.
      Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Bennet-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
     
      Graveside services for NORMAN J. BARTH, who passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Benzonia Township Cemetery.
      Arrangements are being handled by Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah.
     
      Memorial services for GEORGE C. HAPPY will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1200 Ramsdell Rd., Traverse City with the Rev. William Haggard officiating. George passed away December 18.
      Arrangements were handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Memorial services for E. LUCILE CHANCE MCPHERSON will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Asbury United Methodist Church in Traverse City with the Rev. William Haggard officiating. Lucile passed away March 1.
      Arrangements were handled by Reynolds-Johnkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      GERALD W. MURRAY, 61, of Lake City, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999.
      Arrangements are being handled by Young Funeral Home of Lake City.
     
      EDWIN SEDLACEK, of Kingsley, died Saturday, June 12, 1999, at Munson Medical Center. A full obituary will appear in Monday's edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Arrangements are pending at Covell-Smith Funeral Home of Kingsley.
     
      VERA L. SCHULSKI, 89, of Manistee, died Friday, June 11, 1999, at the Manistee Heights Care Center.
      The family will receive friends from 8:30 a.m. Tuesday until the time of procession to the church at Herbert Funeral Home in Manistee. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am. Tuesday at St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Shrine in Manistee.
     
      LESLIE ROSE WILSON, 16, of Lake City, died Thursday, June 10, 1999.
      Arrangements are being handled by Young Funeral Home of Lake City.
     
      Frederick F. Delonnay
      Died June 10, 1999
      EMPIRE - Frederick F. Delonnay, 87, of Empire, died Thursday at Maple Valley Nursing Home in Maple City.
      Born July 23, 1911, in Highland Park, he was the son of Fred and Myrtle (Langel) Delonnay. On Aug. 31, 1935, in Detroit, he married Agnes C. Ramboer who preceded him in death in 1997.
      Frederick was the owner and operator of F.J. Stroup Printing Company in Detroit for 25 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of St. Philip Neri Church in Empire and an avid fisherman, hunter, photographer and wood carver.
      He is survived by his children, Patricia Delonnay of Beulah, Michael F. (Barbara) Delonnay of Arlington Heights, Ill., Rev. Lawrence Delonnay of Waterford and Carol (Ralph) Ostrowski of Temple Terrace, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and a brother, Ralph, died in 1945.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at St. Philip Neri Church in Empire. A wake will be at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Monday at the church with the Rev. Lawrence J. Delonnay officiating. Burial will be in St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Maple Valley Nursing Home.
      Arrangements were handled by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Ferne M. Frye
      Died June 11, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ferne M. Frye, 94, of Traverse City, died Friday at Meadowbrook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.
      Born on Jan. 12, 1905, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Frank W. and Mattie (Nickerson) Wilson. On March 17, 1929, she married H. Clarence Frye who died in 1992.
      A lifelong Traverse City area resident, she was a legal secretary for the firms of Menmuir & Murchie and Running & Wise. She was also manager of the Howard Black Cherry Company, retiring in 1967. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Traverse City and a past worthy matron and life member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was active in church, girl scouts and community activities throughout her life.
      She is survived by a son, Gary R. (Caroll J.) Frye and a daughter, Marion 'Jo' (Harold C.) Johnson of Traverse City. Also surviving are grandsons, Pieter Frye of Traverse City, Eric (Sibley) Frye of Kansas City, Mo, Gary (Donna) Johnson of Fairborn, Ohio and Gregory (Cari) Johnson of Houston, Texas; granddaughters, Robin Johnson of Chicago, Ill. and Allison Frye of Kansas City, Mo., great-grandsons, Michael Frye of Farmington and Matthew and Joseph Johnson of Houston, Texas; great-granddaughter, Rachel Johnson of Houston, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Russell H. and Jack W. Wilson; and sisters, Beatrice O. Bigelow and Wilma B. Crawford.
      Visitation for family and friends will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday under the auspices of Traverse Bay Area Chapter No. 147, Order of Eastern Star at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Larry Ross officiating. Interment will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund or the Alzheimers Association.
     
      Susan Fay Glauch
      Died June 11, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Susan Fay Glauch, 40, a native of Traverse City, died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born March 28, 1959, she was the daughter of Russell J. and Marjorie A. (Mack) Spaulding. On June 2, 1984, in Traverse City, she married Thomas L. Glauch.
      Sue was a graduate of Benzie Central and the medical assistant program at Northwestern Michigan College. She was employed by Dr. VanHouzen for 18 years and most recently employed by Nancy Crummell, MSN, FN. She was active in the Glenn Loomis PTO as well as having been a life member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loved people, having fun and enjoyed her family life.
      She is survived by her husband, Tom; sons, Nick and Aaron; parents, Russell and Marjorie Spaulding of Bendon; brothers and sister, Clifford (Cindy) Spaulding and Philip (Linda) Spaulding - both of Bendon, Brent Spaulding of Interlochen and Lynne (Victor) Fournier of Bendon; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bud and Pat Glauch of Williamsburg; brother-in-law, Chris Glauch of Littleton, Colo; sister-in-law, Sue (Pat) Pahl of Traverse City; grandmother-in-law, Louise Glauch of Traverse City and Kalkaska; many nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.
      She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Darrel Lee Spaulding and a sister, Janet Jaquish.
      Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Fred Marsh and Dexter Carrick officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to Glenn Loomis Elementary School in Traverse City.
     
      Joseph P. Mooren
      Died June 12, 1999
      FIFE LAKE - Joseph P. Mooren, 93, of Fife Lake, went to meet his maker Saturday after a lingering illness.
      Born on Feb. 17, 1906, in Essexville, he was the son of Peter and Mary (Huskins) Mooren.
      Joseph spent his early years farming in Essexville and worked for Dow Chemical Company during the World War II era. In 1946 he relocated to Fife Lake with his beloved wife, Emma (Klimmek) Cauchy Mooren, where he raised cattle, farmed vegetables and planted trees. He retired shortly after the death of Emma in 1978 and spent his remaining years enjoying his beautiful property and trees until his recent illness.
      Joseph is survived by Charles (Vernette) Cauchy; Mary Ann (Howard) Heading, 21 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Agnes Kondziola, Wilma Rajewski and Rose (Walter) Ciesla; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend.
      In addition to his wife and parents, he is predeceased by Thomas E. and William R. Cauchy; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie and Margaret Badour; and two brothers, Herman and John Mooren.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. and a Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Fife Lake with Father James Holtz officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Bay City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Aloysius Catholic Church Building Fund or Mass intentions.
     
      Terry Ray Pertner
      Died June 7, 1999
      CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Terry Ray Pertner, 53, of Cape Coral, Fla., died Monday at Hospice House in Ft. Myers.
      Born March 21, 1946, in Traverse City, Mich., he was the son of William and Carol (Bartlett) Pertner. On May 20, 1965, in Scotland, he married Georgina Clark.
      Terry was a retired U.S. Navy chief petty officer and worked for the City of Cape Coral. He was a member and former past master of Masonic Lodge No. 367 and Eastern Star. He was a worthy patron of Loyalty Chapter No. 309 and 32nd degree mason with Scottish Rite and a Shriner.
      He is survived by his wife; three children, Carol (Ted) Davis, Donald Pertner and Melissa Pertner - all of Cape Coral; mother, Carol Plamondon of Lake Leelanau, Mich.; three brothers, Allen Pertner of Akumal, Mexico, James Pertner of Battle Creek and Fred Pertner of Traverse City, Mich. and Northville, Mich.; two sisters, Amy Nugent of Hastings, Mich. and Janet Smith of Milford, Mich.; and two granddaughters, Melissa and Jasmine.
      He was preceded in death by his father and a very special aunt and uncle, Julia and Don Sisco.
      Graveside services will be announced at a later date with the Rev. James Beadle officiating. Burial will be in Leelanau Township Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Northport Fire and Rescue.
      Arrangements were handled by Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
      Irwin 'Bud' Pochter

      Beverly 'Bev' Pochter
      Died June 8, 1999
      DURANGO, Colo. - Irwin "Bud" Pochter and Beverly "Bev" Pochter, both 75, beloved parents of Sally (Ed) Stilwill and adored grandparents of Sarah and Kate Stilwill - all of Traverse City, died Tuesday while flying to their home in Durango, Colo.
      Formerly of Glencoe, Ill and current residents of Tucson, Ariz., they will be remembered for their generosity, love of life, devotion to their children, grandchildren and business as well as philanthropic endeavors.
      Bud, born in Chicago, Ill on Oct. 15, 1923, received his bachelors degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in fire protection engineering and contributed to the field by participation in the construction of the Hoover Dam in Nevada. He was chairman of the executive committee of Frank B. Hall of Illinois at the time of his retirement and was involved in many real estate investments and developments in Chicago, Ill, Tucson, Ariz, Denver, Colo. and Salem, Ore. over the last three decades.
      He led the development group which developed 230 West Monroe, a 29 story office building in the Chicago loop and was responsible for one of the first multi-building, one story office parks in Arlington Heights, Ill. He served as a board member and financier for Material Science Corporation of Illinois and at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. He became an advocate for Native American College opportunities, especially for Lakota Indians and the Stone Child College in Montana where they visited and donated time as well as funding for their community library development.
      While living in Glencoe, he founded the Glencoe Ice Hockey Club and helped raise funds to install an artificial ice surface for youth. During his 16 years of residence in Tucson, Ariz., he enjoyed golf, flying and real estate investing. He remained active and interested in amateur athletics for the duration of his life. His greatest joy was flying for over three decades, particularly to visit his friends and family scattered throughout the United States.
      A most important contribution during his life was his service through the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the 8th Air Force, 34th bomb group and achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He received an honorable discharge on April 28, 1944, and shared stories of his adventures and memories throughout his life with his family and friends. Flying was his life and he maintained his health to FAA standards in order to continue his passion. He was known to all who loved him as "Captain Midnight".
      Beverly, devoted wife to Bud for 54 years of marriage, was born in Milwaukee, Wis. on March 14, 1924.
      She supported her husband while he completed his education and was a homemaker until her children were grown and she could complete her education. She received her bachelors degree from Mundelein College in elementary education and her masters degree from Northeastern University in library science. Over a four year period she oversaw the gifted program for junior high school students in Highland Park, Ill.
      She was devoted to many children of all ages in various schools in Illinois and Arizona and enjoyed working at Tohono Chul Desert Museum as a docent, the Tucson Opera Youth program and helping to develop the library for the Native American Stone Child College in Montana. She was a Brandels Book Club member, loved painting, playing the piano, being with her grandchildren, golfing with her husband and flying as his co-pilot and navigator.
      They will both be remembered for their love of the Southwest; it's history and heritage.
      They will both be missed by their children, Carol Solomon Parker of Santa Fe, N.M., Sally Stiwill of Traverse City, Mich. and Keith Pochter of Tucson, Ariz., their nine grandchildren and many friends and family all across the country.
      A memorial service will be held at 12:45 p.m. Monday at the Feldman Chapel in Denver, Colo. followed by a 2 p.m. full military burial at the Fort Logan National Cemetery. Friends and loved ones may also celebrate their lives from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at their Tucson, Ariz. home.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Pathfinder School in Traverse City, Mich.
     
      CORY MICHAEL BIALIK, infant son of Jacob and LeAnne (Edmondson) Bialik of Manistee, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999, at Memorial Medical Care Center of West Michigan in Ludington.
      Private family services were held Saturday at the Herbert Funeral Home of Manistee. Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Manistee.
      MARK L. MILLER, 40, of Traverse City, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at his home.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Dr. Arthur Prescott Bumstead
      Died June 11, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Dr. Arthur Prescott Bumstead, 88, of Traverse City, died Friday evening at Munson Medical Center.
      He was born in Delaware, Ohio, on May 24, 1911.
      A surgeon in Bay City for 40 years, he had resided in Naples, Fla., for the past 15 years. He moved to Traverse City this past March to be with his daughter, Susie, and her husband, Dr. Patrick Tobin, and their children, Jennifer Tobin and Suzannah Tobin and her husband, Sherwood Smith, and their son, Arthur, and Benjamin Tobin and his wife, Gita Manaktala. Also surviving are his daughter, Judith Lane of California and her children, Victor and Diane of California, and his nephews, Richard and Daniel Bumstead of Naples.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine.
      No services are planned in Traverse City.
      It was his desire that a fitting memorial to him would be for "you to spend time with your families."
      The family was served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      Rosalie Ann (Hall) Martinson
      Died June 11, 1999
      STONEWALL, La. - Rosalie Ann (Hall) Martinson, 51, of Stonewall went home to be with the Lord Friday after a courageous battle with cancer.
      Born May 12, 1948, in South Boardman, Mich., she was the daughter of Alice Alveretta (Brewer) and Kenneth William Hall. On June 12, 1965, in Kalkaska, Mich., she married Calvin Lewis Martinson.
      Rosalie attended Kalkaska High School and East Baptist College in Monroe, Texas, to study nursing. A homemaker, she enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, caring for her family and her grandchildren.
      She is survived by her stepfather and mother, Kenneth and Alice Clark of South Boardman; husband, Calvin Sr. of Stonewall; daughters, Kristen (Marcus) Hartline of Shreveport and Regina (Tony) Key of Bethany; sons, Calvin Jr. (Melissa) of Logan, Eric (Cindy) of Rockwall, Texas, Kirk (Tifany) and Kenneth (Shannon) - both of Shreveport; grandchildren, Brittany, Anna, Emily, Dustin, Patrick, Chelsea and Caleb; brothers, Charles (Billie) Hall of Centerline, Mich. and John (Sandra) Hall of South Boardman, Mich.; sisters, Roberta (Lonnie) Kleeman of Fife Lake, Mich., Marjorie Brunett of Sparta, Mich. and Rebecca (Peter) Cole of Cedar, Mich.; stepbrother and stepsisters, Michael (Eileen) Clark of Wixom, Mich., Gayle Stults of Kalamazoo, Mich., Carol Maatz of Indiana and Linda Clark of Battle Creek, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her father, in 1974; infant brother, James William, in 1941; and niece, Rhonda Sullivan, in 1998.
      Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Agape Funeral Home in Bossier City. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Bible Baptist Church, 1972 Saunders Road, Kalkaska, with Pastor Bill Kuiper officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or a charity of one's choice.
     
      Irwin 'Bud' Pochter       Beverly 'Bev' Pochter
      Died June 8, 1999
      DURANGO, Colo. - Irwin "Bud" and Beverly "Bev" Pochter, both 75, beloved parents of Sally (Ed) Stilwill and adored grandparents of Sarah and Kate Stilwill - all of Traverse City, Mich. died Tuesday while flying to their home in Durango.
      Formerly of Glencoe, Ill., and current residents of Tucson, Ariz., they will be remembered for their generosity; love of life; devotion to their children, grandchildren and business; as well as philanthropic endeavors.
      Bud, born in Chicago on Oct. 15, 1923, received his bachelor's degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in fire protection engineering. He contributed to the field by participation in the construction of the Hoover Dam in Nevada. Bud was chairman of the executive committee of Frank B. Hall of Illinois at the time of his retirement. He was involved in many real estate investments and developments in Chicago, Tucson, Denver, and Salem, Ore., over the last three decades. He led the development group that developed 230 West Monroe, a 29-story office building in the Chicago Loop and was responsible for one of the first multi-building one-story office parks in Arlington Heights, Ill. He served as a board member and financier for Material Science Corporation of Illinois and at Fort Lewis College in Durango.
      Bud became an advocate for Native American college opportunities, especially for Lakota Indians and the Stone Child College in Montana - where they visited and donated time as well as funding for their community library development. While living in Glencoe, he founded the Glencoe Ice Hockey Club and helped raise funds to install an artificial ice surface for youth.
      During his 16 years of residence in Tucson, he enjoyed golf, flying and real-estate investing. He remained active and interested in amateur athletics for the duration of his life. For over three decades his greatest joy was flying, particularly to visit his friends and family scattered throughout the United States.
      A most important contribution during his life was his service through the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the 8th Air Force, 34th bomb group and achieved the rank of first lieutenant. He received an honorable discharge on April 28, 1944, and shared stories of his adventures and memories throughout his life with his family and friends. Flying was his life and he maintained his health to Federal Aviation Administration standards in order to continue his passion. He was known to all who loved him as "Captain Midnight."
      Bev, devoted wife to Bud for 54 years of marriage, was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on March 14, 1924.
      She supported her husband while he completed his education and was a homemaker until her children were grown and she could complete her education. Bev received her bachelor's degree from Mundelein College in elementary education and her master's degree from Northeastern University in library science. Over a four-year period she oversaw the gifted program for junior high school students in Highland Park, Ill.
      She was devoted to many children of all ages in various schools in Illinois and Arizona. Bev enjoyed working at Tohono Chul Desert Museum as a docent, the Tucson Opera Youth program and helping to develop the library for the Native American Stone Child College in Montana.
      She was a Brandels Book Club member, loved painting, playing the piano, being with her grandchildren, golfing with her husband and flying as his co-pilot and navigator.
      They will both be remembered for their love of the Southwest; its history and heritage.
      They will both be missed by their children, Carol Solomon Parker of Santa Fe, N.M., Sally Stilwill of Traverse City, and Keith Pochter of Tucson; their nine grandchildren; and many friends and family all across the country.
      A memorial service will be held at 12:45 p.m. today at the Feldman Chapel in Denver. followed at 2 p.m. by a full military burial at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Friends and loved ones may also celebrate their lives from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at their Tucson home.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Pathfinder School in Traverse City.
     
      Edwin Sedlacek
      Died June 12, 1999
      KINGSLEY - Edwin Sedlacek, 78, of Kingsley, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 28, 1920, in Wisconsin, he was the son of Rudolph and Anna Sedlacek. On May 28, 1968, in Hell, he married Karlene Brown.
      A lifelong resident of Kingsley, Edwin had been employed as a machinist at Cone Drive Gear until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of Shriners, Salidan Temple, and of the Masons, Manton Lodge No. 347; and was a lifetime member of Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan. Edwin was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Manton Post, and the Cone Drive Retirees.
      Survivors include his three children, Deborah (Richard) Claypool of Grand Rapids, Eve Merry of Buckley, and Pamela (Frank) Novak of Cedar; four brothers, Henry, Ray, Rudy, and Jake; two sisters, Vlasta Booth and Anna Jones; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
      Edwin was preceded in death by his wife, Karlene, and two brothers, Bill and Joseph.
      Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley. Military honors will be provided by the Manton VFW.
      Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Childrens Hospital.
     
      Leatrice P. (Lea) Zirovich
      Died June 12, 1999
      SUTTONS BAY - Leatrice P. (Lea) Zirovich, of Suttons Bay, formerly of Jackson, passed away at her daughter's home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Jackson Saturday at the age of 73.
      Leatrice worked in the Jackson County Register of Deeds office for 20 years. During that time she was elected Register of Deeds and served in that position for eight years. She was a member of the Michigan Association of Register of Deeds, United County Officers Association, Zonta Club of Jackson and the Jackson Business & Professional Women's Club.
      Survivors include two daughters, Sheila (Bruce) Davison of Cement City and Jenny (Craig) Golden of Suttons Bay; seven grandchildren, Jeff Davison of Jackson, Robert Westhoff of Farmington Hills, Camile Westhoff of New Jersey, Melissa Golden of Traverse City, Kristy and Angie Davison of Cement City, and Mallory Golden of Suttons Bay; four great-grandchildren, Jared Peter Westhoff and Daniel, Michelle, and Holly Davison; brother-in-law, Theodore Keyes of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews in Michigan, Arkansas, and California.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, son, Peter, three brothers and four sisters.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Desnoyer Funeral Home, 204 N. Blackstone, Jackson. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; Pastor Keith Porter will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
      Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to Hospice of Jackson or the American Cancer Society.
     
      DOROTHY MAE THOMPSON, 73, of Wickenburg, Ariz., formerly of Traverse City, died Thursday, June 10, 1999, at Mayo Hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz.
      A full obituary will appear in a future Record-Eagle.
     
      WARD W. WILLIAMS, 87, of Frankfort, died Monday morning, June 14, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by the Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      Kathleen (Lee) Thompson Horn
      Died February 15, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Kathleen (Lee) Thompson Horn, 85, died in Seattle on Feb. 15, following an extended illness.
      Kathleen was born in southern Illinois on May 3, 1919. She moved to Traverse City when she was 16 and one year later married Milton C. Thompson. That union produced three children and lasted 16 years until the death of Milton in 1946.
      On Sept. 23, 1950, Kathleen married Walter H. Horn and their combined families totaled seven children. Walter preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1996.
      While living in Traverse City, Kathleen worked at many places including Burke-Flexo, Krogers, Millikens, and in the payroll office of Grand Traverse Medical Care Facility. She was a past president of the Eagles Auxiliary. Kathleen enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, travel, her family and friends.
      Survivors include all seven children, M.R. Thompson of Arlington, Va., Donald L. (Angela) Thompson and Glena (Charles) Norton of Seattle, Phyllis J. Horn Frazier of Grand Haven, B. Jean Horn (Douglas) White of Grand Ledge, Evelyn L. Horn Fisher of Lindenhurst, Ill., and Jack (Jean) Horn of Traverse City; two brothers, John Lee of Detroit and Clyde Lee of Bradenton, Fla.; three sisters, Ruth Hindman of Marion, Ill., Bertie Powers of Willis, and Josephine Gant of Odessa, Texas.
      Kathleen was the proud grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by many in-laws and friends in the Grand Traverse area.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
      A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1200 Ramsdell Road, in Traverse City. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Women's Resource Center, 720 S. Elmwood, Suite A, Traverse City, MI 49684, or to the charity of one's choice.
     
      Robert J. Morrison
      Died June 12, 1999
      RAPID CITY - Robert J. Morrison, 76, of Rapid City, died Saturday at his home.
      Robert was a lifelong resident of the Rapid City area and was employed as a machinist at Super Tool for 21 years prior to his retirement in 1987. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and AMVETS. He enjoyed cards, birds and camping.
      Born in Kalkaska County on Nov. 5, 1922, he was the son of Robert P. and Nellie (Jerome) Morrison. On Nov. 19, 1948, in Alden, he married Doris Harrington who survives.
      Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Jerry Morrison of Jacksonville, Fla., and Robert and Scott Morrison, both of Rapid City; a daughter, Vicki Udell of Rapid City; two sisters, Ellen Knepper of Rapid City and Margaret Scott of Traverse City; 15 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
      One son, Charles, preceded him in death.
      Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Freedom Park in Rapid City. Arvid "Zeke" Henderson will officiate.
      Memorial contributions may be made to North Country Hospice.
      Arrangements are by Wolfe Funeral Home of Kalkaska.
     
      JOHN W. FICK, 85, of Grayling, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at his home.
      Visitation will be from 1 to 7:30 p.m. today at Sorenson Funeral Home in Grayling. A masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sharp Funeral Home in Schwartz Creek. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home.
     
      RUSSELL LEE RAWLING, 57, of Traverse City, died Monday, June 14, 1999. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday's edition of the Record-Eagle.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
     
      Thada B. Trapp, 83, of Beulah, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are being handled by Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
      Graveside committal services for CLEMENCE 'CLEM' WACLAWSKI, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Isadore. Clem, 79, of Traverse City, passed away March 15, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Arrangements are being handled by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Kathleen (Lee) Thompson Horn
      Died February 15, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Kathleen (Lee) Thompson Horn, 85, died in Seattle on Feb. 15, following an extended illness.
      Kathleen was born in southern Illinois on May 3, 1913. She moved to Traverse City when she was 16 and one year later married Milton C. Thompson. That union produced three children and lasted 16 years until the death of Milton in 1946.
      On Sept. 23, 1950, Kathleen married Walter H. Horn and their combined families totaled seven children. Walter preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1996.
      While living in Traverse City, Kathleen worked at many places including Burke-Flexo, Krogers, Millikens, and in the payroll office of the Grand Traverse Medical Care Facility. She was a past president of the Eagles Auxiliary. Kathleen enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, travel, her family and friends.
      Survivors include all seven children, M.R. Thompson of Arlington, Va., Donald L. (Angela) Thompson and Glena (Charles) Norton of Seattle, Phyllis J. Horn Frazier of Grand Haven, B. Jean Horn (Douglas) White of Grand Ledge, Evelyn L. Horn Fisher of Lindenhurst, Ill., and Jack (Jean) Horn of Traverse City; two brothers, John Lee of Detroit and Clyde Lee of Bradenton, Fla.; three sisters, Ruth Hindman of Marion, Ill., Bertie Powers of Willis, and Josephine Gant of Odessa, Texas.
      Kathleen was the proud grandmother of 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by many in-laws and friends in the Grand Traverse area.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
      A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1200 Ramsdell Road, in Traverse City. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the Women's Resource Center, 720 S. Elmwood, Suite A, Traverse City, MI 49684, or to the charity of one's choice.
     
      Dorothy Louise Wendel
      Died June 5, 1999
      NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Dorothy Louise Wendel, 87, of Newport News, Va. passed away Saturday, June 5.
      Born June 11, 1911, she was the daughter of Charles and Louise Decker of Traverse City.
      Dorothy resided in Newport News for the past 15 years. She owned a nursing home business in Traverse City, Mich. and Flint, Mich. for many years. She was full of life and had a vivacious personality. Famous for her ballroom dancing style, when she and her husband arrived at a club, they were spotlighted and applauded on the dance floor. They won numerous dance trophies and participated in many dancing exhibitions and competitions. She competed in dancing until age 82. Prior to coming to Newport News, she traveled in a motor home with her husband and loved to go short distances on their matching motorcycles to visit her children. Above all, she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
      She is survived by her six children, Ted (Kate) Langs of Phoenix, Ariz., Dick (Bette) Langs of Bellaire, Mich., Peggy (John) DeLara of Newport News, Ron (Sue) Hensel of Williamsburg, Mich., Margo (Tom) Okke of White Cloud, Mich. and Chuck (Diane) Hensel of Lake Mary, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren who loved her dearly.
      She was preceded in death by her husbands, Vy Langs, Glen Hensel and Claude Wendel; brother, Max Decker; and first grandchild, Daniel Crook.
      Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 9, at Peninsula Memorial Park Tower Chapel in Newport News.
      Arrangements were handled by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton, Va.
     
      Lawrence 'Larry' Wheat
      Died June 9, 1999
      BUNKER HILL, Ill. - Lawrence "Larry" Wheat, 64, of Bunker Hill, died Wednesday, June 9, at his home.
      Born June 21, 1934, in Traverse City, Mich., he was the son of the late Irvin and Edith (Compton) Wheat.
      He lived in Traverse City, a town he loved, until age 50. He was a surveyor and did the work he loved in this area until a stroke at age 47 caused him to cease doing the job he loved and retire. He came to live in rural Bunker Hill at age 50 and remained there for the remainder of his life.
      He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Terry (Bruce) Hooper, Pamela (Tim) Mitchell, Brenda (Doug) Kabbes - all of Traverse City, and Cindy (Ned) Stewart of Mentor, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Raquel, Jessica, Nicole, Amanda, Christopher, Tony, Ian and Shannon; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol (Lee) Copley of Brighton, Mich. and Jeralynne (Sam) O'Donnel of Petoskey, Mich.; brother-in-law, Ted Lane of Bunker Hill; many nieces and nephews; and a special niece and nephew, Teddi and Ronnie Slayden of Bunker Hill.
      He was preceded in death by a brother, Forrest Wheat, and a sister, Wanda Lane.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jacoby-Wise Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hand Cemetery in Rural Bunker Hill.
      Memorials may be directed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Research.
     
      Dr. William J. Yankee
      Died May 27, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Dr. William J. Yankee, of Traverse City, died May 27, 1999.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Milliken Auditorium of the Dennos Museum on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with inurnment of his cremains to take place following the Mass in the columbarium of Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to the N.M.C. Foundation in his name.
      Arrangements are being handled by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
     
      Anna Zimmer
      Died June 14, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Anna Zimmer, 91, of Traverse City, died Monday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Oct. 6, 1907, in Romania, she was the daughter of Nicoli and Maria (Olejard) Jacob. On. Nov. 1, 1940, in Romania, she married Hermann Zimmer.
      Anna lived in Germany until 1957 at which time she moved to New Jersey. In 1962 she moved to Traverse City. She was a seamstress for Tru-Fit Trousers in Traverse City for ten years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City. She enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting, sewing and cooking. She loved her family.
      She is survived by four daughters, Elana Computa of Romania, Valerie (Otto) Benak of Williamsburg, Wilhelmine (Willis) Pettigrew of Traverse City and Isolde (Richard) Schaub of Traverse City; one son, George (Opal) Zimmer of Greenville, S.C.; 21 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hermann in 1976; son, Hermann Zimmer in 1963; and two brothers, Costilic and Ellie Jacob.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Thursday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City with Rev. James Gardiner officiating. Burial will be in Circle Hill Cemetery in Williamsburg.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Mary Knoll Missionaries.
     
      EDNA B. HENDRICKSON, 88, of Manistee, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee.
     
      GRACE B. MCGILL LEE, 88, of Arcadia, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Arcadia.
     
      JOHN J. NORCROSS, 79, of Grayling, died Tuesday, June 15, 1999, at his home.
      A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sorenson Funeral Home in Grayling.
     
      HOWARD R. VAUGHAN, 78, of Mesick, died Monday, June 14, 1999, at home. He was born Aug. 21, 1920.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Interlochen Redeemer Lutheran Church.
      Arrangements are being handled by Hitesman Funeral Home in Cadillac.
     
      Beverly A. Macksey-Canessa
      Died June 15, 1999
      REVERE, Mass. - Beverly A. Macksey-Canessa, 52, of Revere, Mass., died Tuesday at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
      Born Dec. 7, 1946, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of John D. and Iris (Impelmance) Macksey. On Oct. 23, 1983, in Las Vegas, Nev., she married John F. Canessa, who survives.
      Beverly attended Suttons Bay Schools and she enjoyed flower gardening.
      She is survived by her husband; two brothers, John H. (Barbara) Macksey of Kingwood, Texas and Arthur W. (Barbara) Macksey of Harvest, Ala.; and two sisters, Margaret J. (Dale) Mikowski of Suttons Bay, Mich. and Alice M. Macksey-Kowalski of Ann Arbor, Mich.
      She was preceded in death by her parents.
      Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Andrew A. Jones officiating. Burial will be in East Leland Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
     
      Russell Lee Rawling
      Died June 14, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Russell Lee Rawling, 57, of Traverse City, died Monday at his home.
      Born Oct. 31, 1941, in Traverse City, he was the son of George A. and Virginia (Smith) Rawling. On Aug. 18, 1962, at Asbury Methodist Church in Traverse City, he married Shelba Wethy.
      Lee enjoyed working with computers and being a consultant for the Milliken Inn. He was a member of Asbury Methodist Church.
      He is survived by his wife; son, Todd (Barb) Rawling of Bellaire; sister, Sue (Ron) Smith of Traverse City; grandson, Joshua Rawling; two special nieces, Virginia Wilson of South Carolina and Wini (Eric) Bell of Indianapolis; and a mother-in-law, Garnet Trillhaase of Traverse City.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
     
      Thada B. Trapp
      Died June 14, 1999
      BEULAH - Thada B. Trapp, 83, of Beulah, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 7, 1915, in Detroit, she was the daughter of Theodore and Myrtle (Redding) DeVries. On Dec. 28, 1934, in Indiana, she married the late Dr. Donald G. Trapp.
      A homemaker, Thada lived in this area since 1980. Her mother's family have been in this area since 1883. She was a member of the Women's Club of Hillsdale and worked for the Hillsdale Library for ten years.
      She is survived by a daughter, Gail (Brad) Bohner of Hillsdale; brother, Jack (Frances) DeVries of Owosso; and four grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Brian; and sister, Theodora Noble.
      Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held downstate at a later date. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice.
      Arrangements were handled by Bennett-Barz Funeral Home of Beulah.
     
      Virginia Elizabeth Uhlinger
      Died June 14, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Virginia Elizabeth Uhlinger, 84, of Traverse City, died Monday following a brief illness.
      Born Dec. 6, 1914, in Brown City, she was one of ten children born to Herman and Mary Agnes (Cameron) Buby. On Oct. 27, 1934, in Brown City, she married Thomas Raymond Uhlinger.
      As a young couple the Uhlingers moved to the upper peninsula where Ray taught music in Iron Mountain. They lived many years in Marquette where her husband was a long time faculty member at Northern Michigan University.
      In 1962 the family moved to the Bellaire area and Virginia took the position of social worker at Grand View Medical Facility in East Jordon. After retiring, they moved from Central Lake to Suttons Bay. Virginia was an active member of the Suttons Bay Congregational Church and resumed her affiliation with PEO. Virginia and Ray's home has most recently been at The Highlander on Boardman Lake in Traverse City.
      She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband of 65 years, Raymond; three daughters, Marjorie Guilland of Hamilton, Mont., Suzanne Wilson of Glen Arbor and Gretchen Modrall of Traverse City; eight grandchildren, Scott and Tom Guilland, Leslie Gonzalez, Allison, Amy and Andrea Stupka and Emily and Jessica Modrall; three great-grandchildren, Tessa, Cara and Taylor; her only surviving sibling, Mary Kennedy of Mason; and her many friends.
      At a private graveside ceremony, Virginia will be interred in Suttons Bay Township Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at the Suttons Bay Congregational Church for her extended family and friends.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be directed to PEO Cottey College, 1000 West Austin Blvd., Nevada, MO 64772 or the Suttons Bay Congregational Church.
      Arrangements were handled by the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
      John F. Wahl
      Died June 12, 1999
      GRAWN - John F. Wahl, 78, of Grawn, died Saturday at Western Reserve Healthcare in Kirtland, Ohio.
      Born April 21, 1921, in Westport, Pa., he was the son of Herman and Deborah Wahl.
      He came to Michigan in 1945 and was employed by Parsons Corp. for 20 years. John worked at various other firms until he retired in 1983. His favorite pastime was watching sports.
      Survivors include a brother, William (Mary) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; a sister, Betty (Spencer) Sattler of Traverse City; a sister-in-law, Hazel Wahl of Florida; five nieces; and a nephew.
      John was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles.
      Cremation has taken place. No services are planned. Cremains will be interred in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
     
      FRED B. BOLEK, 85 of Traverse City, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      VIRGINIA A. WARD, 92, of Traverse City, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavillions.
      Arrangements are pending at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Margaret 'Peg' Crawford
      Died June 14, 1999
      BENZONIA - Margaret "Peg" Crawford, 91, of Benzonia, formerly of Flint, died peacefully Monday at home.
      Born on April 23, 1908, in Indiana, she graduated from the University of Michigan school of library science in 1930. She moved to Flint where she met her husband, Charles D. Crawford of Crawford & Zimmerman men's clothiers. Both were active in community affairs and the First Presbyterian Church.
      After her husband's death, she lived some years in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., moving to Benzonia in 1997 to be closer to her family.
      She is survived by a son, Charles F. (Susan) Crawford of Walled Lake; daughter, Liz Miller; son-in-law, Bill of Onekama; grandchildren, Tracy and Todd; Todd's wife, Lisa, and their baby son, Scott.
      A memorial service was held Thursday at Onekama Church of the Brethren. Graveside services are tentatively planned for sometime in the last week of August at Sunset Hills, Flint.
      Memorial contributions may be directed in Peg's name to Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Michigan, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0843 or Onekama Church of the Brethren.
     
      Grace B. McGill Lee
      Died June 15, 1999
      ARCADIA - Grace B. McGill Lee, 88, of Arcadia, died Tuesday at Birchwood Nursing Center in Traverse City.
      Born Aug. 9, 1910, in Blaine Township, she was the daughter of Ernest and Anna (Olsen) Shigley. In 1933, at Bear Lake, she married Harold J. McGill who passed away in 1969. In 1973, in Arcadia, she married R.M. "Maurice" Lee who passed away in 1992.
      Grace was a pianist for the Arcadia Methodist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. She was also a local 4-H leader where she taught knitting and crocheting to many of the youth of Arcadia. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening. After retirement from Smeltzer's & Gwen Frostic's, she spent her winters in Gulf Shores, Ala. Grace was a long time resident of the area where she and her first husband, Harold J. McGill, made their home in Arcadia.
      She is survived by a son, Edward (Lorna) McGill of Honor; daughter, Joyce (Jerry) Kolinski of Petoskey; two stepchildren, Edward (Barbara) Lee of Sanford Lake and Dorothy Lee of Allen Park; six grandchildren, Alan, Daniel and Brian Kolinski, Brenda Smieliewski, Patricia Richard and Raymond McGill; three stepgrandchildren, Scott, David and Michael Lee; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
      She was preceded in death by her two husbands; two brothers, Alonzo Tillson and Edward Shigley; sister, Sadie Thompson; and stepdaughter, Maurine Lee.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church of Arcadia with Rev. Russ Garrigus officiating. Burial will be in Conway Cemetery.
     
      Dorothy Mae Thompson
      Died June 10, 1999
      WICKENBURG, Ariz. - Dorothy Mae Thompson, beloved wife of Weldon L. Thompson and beloved mother of Tron (Thompson) Stadelman of Portland, Ore., and Ty W. Thompson of Wickenburg, passed away suddenly after a lingering lung disease, early Thursday morning, June 10, at Mayo Hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was 73.
      Dorothy was born in Flushing, Mich., on March 31, 1926. She married Weldon Thompson on April 11, 1947 and they moved to Traverse City where they remained until their retirement in 1981.
      After traveling for several years, they moved to Wickenburg where they recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.
      Memorial donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to the Arizona Lung Association, 102 West McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85003; (602) 258-1505.
     
      ROGER M. LAMIE, 29, of Traverse City, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      RUSSELL L. OWEN, 85, of Grayling, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at his home.
      Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. A wake service will be held at 3 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grayling. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
     
      Fred B. Bolek
      Died June 17, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Fred B. Bolek, 85, of Traverse City, died Thursday at his home.
      Born July 8, 1913, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of Frank and Mary (Capouch) Bolek. On May 3, 1941, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City, he married Dorothy E. Worm.
      Fred was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II. A former president of Cherryland Catholic Federal Credit Union, he was also very proud of his accomplishments in the construction business. He was a construction supervisor for Comstock Construction, Koenig Construction and Grand Traverse Construction. Fred was a long time member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Carpenters' Local No. 1461-202 and a life member of VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780. He enjoyed big band music, especially Lawrence Welk, and caring for his flower gardens.
      He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy E. Bolek; daughter, Ann M. Bolek; twin sons, Robert J. and William A. Bolek; granddaughter, Kristen A. Bolek; sister, Mary (Richard) Lambert - all of Traverse City; and many nieces and nephews.
      Fred was preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Joseph, George, who died during World War II and Edward.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Rev. Paul Megge will serve as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to Organ Fund in care of Immaculate Conception Church or Mass intentions.
     
      Bruce Mandeville
      Died June 16, 1999
      WIXOM - Bruce Mandeville, 43, of Wixom, died Wednesday.
      Bruce worked at the GM Proving Grounds as parts manager. He was active in archery at Multi-Lakes Conservation Association and he was an extremely active outdoorsman and Eagle scout.
      He was the beloved husband of Kelli; dear father of Alex, Rachel and Michael; dear brother of Steve of Hartland, Brian of Boyne City, Scott of Walled Lake and Gayle Sadler of Commerce; son of the late Viola and Albert Mandeville; and son-in-law of Gwen Space and Bob Korthas.
      Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. at Lynch & Son's Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail, Walled Lake (3 blocks South of Maple Rd.). Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Don Magee officiating. Interment will be in Wixom Cemetery.
     
      Virginia A. Ward
      Died June 17, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Virginia A. Ward, 92, of Traverse City, died Thursday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born Feb. 19, 1907, she was the daughter of Amos and Grace (Thompson) Ward.
      Virginia was a downtown Detroit J.L. Hudson Company employee for over 30 years. She moved to Traverse City in 1976 to be near her cousin, Margaret Haddix. She was a fun, loving, generous person who would do anything she could for others. Virginia "Giddy", as family members called her, thrived on being involved in the many interests of her family and especially enjoyed being actively involved in the activities of the children. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and would often volunteer in the church office.
      She is survived by her loving niece, Mary Anne (Roger) Herring of Chicago; their children, Holly, Roger and Kim; a devoted cousin, Margaret (Peter) Haddix of Traverse City; their three children and 11 grandchildren; and several other cousins.
      Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Ford; brother-in-law, Al Ford; and a twin sister, Little Ann, who died of pneumonia at the age of 18 months.
      Friends may visit from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City followed by a prayer and scripture service which will be led by Rev. Dean Bailey of Central United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Altoona, Pa. where there will be a graveside service.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City.
     
      PAUL G. ALFF, 60, of Traverse City, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      ANNA MAXINE BOYER, 75, of East Jordon, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.
      The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordon. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East Jordon.
     
      WILMA DARR, 85, of Buckley, died Saturday, June 19, 1999, at her home.
      Arrangements are being handled by Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley.
     
      OLIVE S. FREEMAN, 93, of Traverse City and formerly of Central Lake, died Monday, June 7, 1999, at her home.
      The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 am. Friday at the funeral home.
     
      RALPH E. 'JOE' FOLLIS JR., 68, of Kalkaska, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Detroit.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Kalkaska.
     
      ROBERT W. RENNIE, 75, formerly of Williamsburg, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at Hope Hospice Center in Fort Meyers, Fla.
      Funeral arrangements are pending at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky.
     
      FRANCES L. SEDLACEK, 95, of Gills Pier, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
     
      DONALD C. SHEPARD, 76, of Charlevoix and formerly of East Jordon, died Thursday, June 17, 1999, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordon where family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha, Wis.
     
      Marvin Joseph Ance
      Died June 19, 1999
      SUTTONS BAY - Marvin Joseph Ance, 60, of Suttons Bay, died Saturday at his home.
      Born April 26, 1939, in Leland Township, he was the son of Levedar and Frances (Ward) Ance. On June 28, 1959, in Almont, he married Valeria E. Friedenstab, who survives.
      He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked at the Traverse City State Hospital, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. He loved to hunt and fish. Marvin always greeted everyone with a hearty hello and a strong handshake.
      He is survived by his wife; six children, Ginger (Bryan) Hardy of Bellaire, Kay Frances Ance of Pauls Valley, Okla., Penny (Mark) Tunnicliff of Grawn and Ellen (Jeff) Peek, Barbara Ance and Christine Ance - all of Traverse City; brother, Richard (Barbara) Ance of Louisiana; and sisters, Eleanor Brownell, Debbi McKinley and Diane Ance - all of Florida; and seven grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rachel Campbell.
      Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. today at Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society.
     
      Helen E. Auberlin
      Died June 17, 1999
      CLINTON TOWNSHIP - Helen E. Auberlin, 83, of Clinton Township, died Thursday at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Clinton Township.
      Helen was born in Grosse Pointe Farms. She was employed by the U.S. Government for 40 years at the Warren Tank Arsenal as a program analyst, retiring in 1974. She received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award - the second highest Army award granted to a civilian employee - for outstanding achievement. She has been a resident of Traverse City since Jan. 1977 and performed volunteer services for the Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Workers, American Business Womens Association, Welcome Wagon, Daisy Chain of the Elks Lodge No. 323 B.P.O.E. and the advisory council of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.
      She is survived by a sister, Margaret Phillips; a brother, Raymond Haselhuhn; and many nieces and nephews.
      Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forestlawn Cemetery in Detroit.
     
      Roger M. Lamie
      Died June 18, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Roger M. Lamie, 29, of Traverse City, died Friday at his home.
      He was born Nov. 10, 1969, in Traverse City. On Oct. 17, 1998, in Traverse City, he married Kelly S. Mongan, who survives.
      A lifelong resident of Traverse City, Roger graduated from Traverse City Senior High School in 1987. He worked at C.R.M., Inc. in Traverse City. Roger enjoyed racing stock cars at Cherry Speedway and Merritt Speedway. He also enjoyed four-wheeling, snowmobiling, boating and helping his friends.
      He is survived by his wife; son, Corey Michael Thayer-Lamie, at home; mother, Ruth A. (Gene) Boch of Venice, Fla; father, Elton (Geri) Humphrey of Traverse City; brothers, Robert J. (Debera) Lamie, Steven M. Lamie, Robbie Humphrey and Obie Humphrey - all of Traverse City; sister, Bobby Jo Bowers of Traverse City; maternal grandfather, John L. "Hunch" Herman of Suttons Bay; special aunts and uncles, Art and Janet Canfield of Traverse City and Joe and Debbie Herman of Suttons Bay; and many well loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
      He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Marchita Herman and a very special aunt, Joyce Tarker.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cherryland Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Balos officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Kelly Lamie.
     
      Paul G. Alff
      Died June 19, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Paul G. Alff, 60, of Traverse City, died Saturday at Munson Medical Center.
      Born July 28, 1938, in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Herbert A. and Cornelia (Mead) Alff. On July 9, 1970, at the United States Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, he married Ronnie Engelke.
      Paul and Ronnie were Peace Corps volunteers in Malawi, East Africa, and recently moved here from Tokyo.
      Survivors include his wife, Ronnie E. Alff of Traverse City; a son, John Paul Alff of Tokyo; a daughter, Elizabeth C. Alff of New York City; seven brothers and sisters, Mary Barnes, David Alff, Florence Starzynski, Collette Mitchell, Joseph Alff, Sister Louise Alff, and Herbert Alff; and many nieces and nephews.
      Paul was preceded in death by his parents.
      Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A service of remembrance will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
      Memorials may be directed to Malawi Chidren's Village, 3 Alba Court, Santa Fe, N.M. 87505.
     
      Marvin Joseph Ance
      Died June 19, 1999
      LAKE LEELANAU - Marvin Joseph Ance, 60, of Lake Leelanau died Saturday at his home.
      Born April 26, 1939, in Leland Township, he was the son of Levedar and Francis and LaVeder (Ward) Ance. On June 28, 1959, in Almont, he married Valeria E. Friedenstab, who survives.
      He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked at the Traverse City State Hospital, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. He loved to hunt and fish. Marvin always greeted everyone with a hearty hello and a strong handshake.
      He is survived by his wife; six children, Ginger (Bryan) Hardy of Bellaire, Kay Frances Ance of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Penny (Mark) Tunnicliff, Ellen (Jeff) Peek, Barbara Ance and Christine Ance - all of Traverse City; brother, Richard (Barbara) Ance of Louisiana; and sisters, Eleanor Brownell, Debbi McCalab and Diana Ance - all of Florida; and seven grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rachel Campbell.
      Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society.
     
      Greg Kenny
      Died May 22, 1999
      BRANDON, Fla. - Greg Kenny, 40, of Brandon, Fla., died unexpectedly Saturday, May 22, at his home.
      Born March 24, 1959, in Traverse City, Mich., he was the son of Harlan and Elaine Kenny.
      Greg was a 1977 graduate of Traverse City Senior High School. He moved to Florida in 1983 where he worked in construction. Greg's interests included downhill skiing, auto racing, small engine repair, dogs and music. He was a member of the Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon.
      He is survived by his parents, sisters, Jan (Todd) Polavin of Grandville, Mich. and Jill (Stephen) Cook of Traverse City; three nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
      A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church.
      Memorials may be directed to Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511 or the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, 8300 Colesville Road, Suite 551, Silver Springs, MD 20910.
     
      Roger M. Lamie
      Died June 18, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Roger M. Lamie, 29, of Traverse City, died Friday at his home.
      He was born Nov. 10, 1969, in Traverse City. On Oct. 17, 1998, in Traverse City, he married Kelly S. Mongan, who survives.
      A lifelong resident of Traverse City, Roger graduated from Traverse City Senior High School in 1987. He worked at C.R.M., Inc. in Traverse City. Roger enjoyed racing stock cars at Cherry Speedway and Merritt Speedway. He also enjoyed four-wheeling, snowmobiling, boating and helping his friends.
      He is survived by his wife; son, Corey Michael Thayer-Lamie, at home; mother, Ruth A. (Gene) Boch of Venice, Fla; father, Elton (Geri) Humphrey of Traverse City; brothers, Robert J. (Debera) Lamie, Steven M. Lamie, Robbie Humphrey and Obie Humphrey - all of Traverse City; sister, Bobby Jo Bowers of Traverse City; maternal grandfather, John L. "Hunce" Herman of Suttons Bay; special aunts and uncles, Art and Janet Canfield of Traverse City and Joe and Debbie Herman of Suttons Bay; and many well loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
      He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Marchita Herman and a very special aunt, Joyce Tarker.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cherryland Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Balos officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Kelly Lamie.
     
      Frances L. Sedlacek
      Died June 18, 1999
      GILLS PIER - Frances L. Sedlacek, 95, of Gills Pier, died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Feb. 26, 1904, in Gills Pier, she was the daughter of Wencel and Dorothy (Hula) Kolarik. On Oct. 5, 1926, in Gills Pier, she married Joseph Wencel Sedlacek.
      Frances was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church's Altar Society. She had been employed at Spartan Flag Company for 35 years and also worked at Northport Point and Omena Point.
      She was a 4-H Club leader in sewing, knitting and crocheting. Frances enjoyed baking, cooking and gardening. She loved birds and all animals, especially the family dog, Curly.
      Frances thought the world of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren for whom she often baby-sat.
      After her husband passed away she lived with her daughters in Lake Leelanau and Suttons Bay.
      God blessed Frances with many wonderful friends.
      Survivors include four children, Dorothy (Wencel) Kalchik of Lansing and Gills Pier, Elsie (Don) Kasper of Northport, Genevieve (Gerald) Patterson of Suttons Bay, and Mary Jo (Wayne) Plamondon of Lake Leelanau; a sister, Anna Sedlacek; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
      Frances was preceded in death by her brother, Frank Kolarik; two sisters, Victoria Jacobsen and Tillie Kolarik; and her husband, Joseph, on Jan. 24, 1989.
      Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay; a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Gills Pier; the Revs. James K. Gardiner and Ray Garcia will officiate. Burial will be in St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Suttons Bay-Bingham Township Fire and Rescue Squad.
     
      THERESA HOUDEK, 90, of Traverse City, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      DEAN C. PRICE, 68, died June 19, 1999, at his home in Alba.
      A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Paullin-Penzien Funeral home in Mancelona.
     
      RAYMOND J. WAYNE 'BUCK 00' WENGIERSKI, 80, of Onekama, formerly of River Forest, Ill., died Friday, June 18, 1999, at his residence. He was born May 23, 1919, in Chicago.
      A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Onekama. The Terwilliger Funeral Home of Kaleva is in charge of arrangements.
     
      Marvin Joseph Ance
      Died June 19, 1999
      LAKE LEELANAU - Marvin Joseph Ance, 60, of Lake Leelanau died Saturday at his home.
      Born April 26, 1939, in Leland Township, he was the son of Francis and LaVader (Ward) Ance. On June 28, 1959, in Almont, he married Valeria E. Friedenstab, who survives.
      He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He worked at the Traverse City State Hospital, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. He loved to hunt and fish. Marvin always greeted everyone with a hearty hello and a strong handshake.
      He is survived by his wife; six children, Ginger (Bryan) Hardy of Bellaire, Kay Frances Ance of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Penny (Mark) Tunnicliff, Ellen (Jeff) Peek, Barbara Ance and Christine Ance - all of Traverse City; brother, Richard (Barbara) Ance of Louisiana; and sisters, Eleanor Brownell, Debbi McCalop and Diana Ance - all of Florida; and seven grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Rachel Campbell.
      Funeral services were held Monday evening at Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
      Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society.
     
      Dorothy D. 'Dottie' Howard
      Died June 21, 1999
      ALDEN - Dorothy D. "Dottie" Howard, 81, of Alden, died Monday at her home. She had resided at Thayer Lake for fifteen years upon moving from Grand Rapids.
      Dottie held managerial positions in the insurance business for many years and was active in her community. She was a member of the Insurance Women of Grand Rapids and the Coordinating Committee of Grand Rapids. Dottie was charter member and past president of the Welcome Home for the Blind in Grand Rapids where a still-continuing annual strawberry festival that is held on its grounds was started. She chaired the festival for many years and later helped establish an annual strawberry festival for Alden's Business Association. Dottie was made an honorary life member of the board of directors of the Welcome Home for the Blind after having served on the board and holding most of its committee chairs.
      Dottie was a past president of the Zonta Club of Grand Rapids and was one of its first members to attend a convention in Europe. She was also a past member of the Women's Club of Grand Rapids.
      After she and her husband retired and moved to Thayer Lake, she enjoyed fishing, bowling, antiquing and being a member of Antrim Regional Theatre. She also became an active member of Honors, which helped people in the area who were in need. Dottie loved gardening and flowers and was past president of the local Juniper Garden Club.
      Born Jan 12, 1918, in East Lansing, she was the daughter of Leslie and Leonora (Kirsch) Greene. On Aug. 14, 1937, in Lansing, she married Albert F. "Al" Howard Jr., who died in 1996. She was also preceded in death by a son, Albert F. Howard III.
      Surviving are a son, Ronald, M. Howard, who was a constant caretaker during his mother's illness; a sister, Jean Mefferd of Mesa, Ariz.; five brothers, Richard, Leslie, John, Robert, and Jim, who reside in northern California and Washington state; and many nieces and nephews.
      Dottie will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church in Bellaire; Pastor Walter D. Kreger will officiate. Interment of cremains will be in Glendale Cemetery in Okemos.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Hospice, 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Arrangements were handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      Mary A. Popp
      Died June 20, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mary A. Popp, 86, of Traverse City, died Sunday at Bortz Health Care of Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 17, 1912, in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of Joseph and Agnes (Jacob) First. On June 5, 1934, in Pontiac, she married Joseph Popp.
      Mary had lived in Traverse City for the last two years and was previously a resident to Troy. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and gardening. Mary was an avid bowler and also enjoyed square dancing.
      Survivors include two daughters, Helen (Kenneth) Anderzejewski of Rochester and Hilda Neff of Williamsburg; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
      Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Mike Kovacich, in 1963, and her husband, Joseph, in January 1984.
      Friends may call at the time of memorial services which will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home; the Rev. Paul Megge will officiate. Burial will be in Brevard Memorial Park in Cocoa, Florida.
      Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or the Diabetes Foundation.
     
      Robert W. Rennie
      Died June 18, 1999
      NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Robert W. Rennie, 75, of North Fort Myers, died Friday at Hope Hospice Center.
      Born May 6, 1924, he was the son of William M. and Inez (Kratochvil) Rennie of Williamsburg, Mich. On Dec. 16, 1978, he married Georgie Stinson.
      Robert spent his early years on the family farm in Williamsburg. He left to serve in the U.S. Army in World War II and received the Purple Heart for his actions. After returning from the war he moved to Roseville, Mich., where he was employed by Apex Tool and Die; he retired in 1989. Robert spent his retirement years living between Williamsburg and North Fort Myers.
      Survivors include his wife, Georgie; two daughters, Sheila Poat of Roseville and Sandra (Will) Consiglio of Eastpointe, Mich.; a brother, William A. (Linda) Rennie of Williamsburg; a sister, Roleen (Marvin) Carpenter of Elk Rapids, Mich.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many relatives in the Grand Traverse area.
      Robert was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Maxine.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield, Ky. A memorial service will be held in August in Elk Rapids, Mich.
      Memorials may be directed to Hope Hospice Center, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
     
      Ruth E. Siegrist
      Died June 21, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Ruth E. Siegrist, 71, of Traverse City, passed away Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was a former resident of Bay City.
      Born Nov. 17, 1927, in Bay City, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Laura (Timm) Hayward. On Oct. 1, 1949, she married Edmund W. Siegrist in Trinity Lutheran Church in Munger; he survives her. Ruth was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
      In addition to her husband, Ruth leaves two children, Barbara (Edward) Bates of Bay City and Susan (Jeffrey) Swanson of Traverse City; five grandchildren, Brian, Brad, and Brandon Bates, and Drew and Sarah Swanson; three sisters, Helen (Howard) Davis, Bernice (Robert) Davis, and Doris Barry; two sisters-in-law, Murial Hayward and Rhea Hayward; and many nieces and nephews.
      Ruth was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Siegrist; her brothers, Roy, Lawrence, Martin, Kenneth, Robert and Edward Hayward Jr.; and her sisters, Elaine Hayward, Audrey Hayward, Nelda Lance, and Lois Vallender.
      Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until the 2 p.m. service Wednesday at Penzien & Steele Funeral Home in Bay City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home; the Rev. Leslie D. Tyvela will officiate. Burial will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
     
      Margaret Mae Weaver
      Died June 12, 1999
      NAPLES, Fla. - Margaret Mae Weaver, 87, of Naples, died Sunday, June 12, at Manor Care of Lely Palms in Naples.
      Born April 12, 1912, in New Kensington, Pa., she was the daughter of Robert G. and Margaret (Francis) Shepard. On Sept. 16, 1937, at Central United Methodist Church in Traverse City, Mich., she married Robert E. Weaver.
      Margaret lived in Traverse City from 1937 to 1973 when she began spending her winters in Florida and her summers in Traverse City. In 1990 she began living in Florida all year. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, the Daisy Chain Club, Child Study Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, and United Service Organizations during World War II - all in Traverse City. Margaret also served as Festival of States Queen in St. Petersburg in 1930. She and her husband owned Weaver's House of Flowers in Traverse City until the early 1960s.
      Survivors include her son, Daniel L. (Diane Morse) Weaver of Traverse City and Naples; a sister, Letitia B. Stewart of New Kensington; a sister-in-law, Violet Shepard of New Kensington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
      Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in May, 1984, a sister, Martha (Carroll) Collins, and a brother, Francis G. Shepard.
      Friends may call at the time of the memorial service which will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City; the Rev. Dean Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Michigan Crippled Children.
     
      THOMAS LLOYD HAYDEN, 71, of Elk Rapids, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     
      RICHARD D. LINTO, 77, of Maple Forest Township, died Monday, June 21, 1999, at Cadillac Mercy Hospital.
      Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
     
      PATRICK GEORGE MURPHY, 51, of Onekama, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He was born Oct. 8, 1947, in Traverse City.
      Memorial services will be held at noon Friday at the Onekama Lions Den. Arrangements are being handled by Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
     
      A memorial service for MARGARET RADTKE, 79, of Kewadin, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids. Margaret died Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999.
      Arrangements were made by W.R. Hamilton Funeral Home in Birmingham.
     
      A memorial service for JAMES F. STERLING, 85, of Big Rapids and formerly of Traverse City, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Traverse City.
      Arrangements were handled by Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home in Big Rapids.
     
      MARK WIETZKE, 86, of Frankfort, died Friday, June 18, 1999, at his home.
      No visitation is planned at this time. Memorial services and burial will be held at a later date in Owosso. The family was served by Frankfort Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes.
     
      William E. Barton
      Died June 14, 1999
      LAKE ANN - William E. Barton, 73, of Lake Ann, died Monday, June 14, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      William was born Feb. 7, 1926. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He retired from the Grand Trunk Railroad after 42 years.
      He is survived by his wife, Beverly J. Barton, of Lake Ann; children, Cindy (Rob) Monte of Algonac, Karen (Bobby) Luker of Gainesville, Fla. and Jack (Lana) Barton of Sterling Heights; brother, Jack (Lois) Barton of Lake Ann; sister, Ava Wonders of Mayer, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Ellen Barton.
      Funeral services were held in Utica and interment was in Acadia Cemetery in Southfield.
     
      Theresa Houdek
      Died June 21, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Theresa Houdek, 97, of Traverse City, died Monday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born May 13, 1902, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Anthony and Louise (Seigler) Rusch. On June 21, 1928, in Traverse City, she married Amil Houdek.
      A native of the Grand Traverse area, Theresa and her husband owned and operated Houdek Ice and Houdek and Lanham Excavating. She was a member of Ausbury United Methodist Church and R.S.V.P.. She received many awards for her outstanding volunteer work including the Norma Pelica Award from the United Way. She also worked at the Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital gift shop. Theresa enjoyed gardening and flowers.
      She is survived by two sons, Robert (Patricia) Houdek of Sun City, Fla. and Murphy, N.C. and James Houdek of Traverse City; and two granddaughters, Jill (Lee) Smith of Indianapolis, Ind. and Mary (Adam) Krhovsky of Pompano Beach, Fla.
      She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 4, 1975; granddaughter, Ann Marie Houdek; two brothers, Philip and Frank; and two sisters, Dora and Martha.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. William Haggard officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
     
      Andrew Joseph Kalchik
      Died June 21, 1999
      NORTHPORT - Andrew Joseph Kalchik, 34, of Northport, died Monday at his home.
      Born Feb. 27, 1965, in Northport, he was the son of Walter and Donna (Weimer) Kalchik.
      Andrew's hobby was working on antique cars. He also enjoyed his motorcycle and music.
      He is survived by his parents; two brothers, Dick and Guy Kalchik; sister, Rebecca Warner; and fiancee, Patricia Nowland.
      He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay where friends may call from noon until the time of service. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Omena.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Northport Fire and Rescue Squad.
     
      Committal services for WINIFRED 'WINNIE' BRADEN, 90, of Traverse City, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Gardens. Father William Lipscomb will officiate. Lunch will follow at Elks Club in Traverse City.
     
      CORRINE GEAKE, 91, of Grayling, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at Mercy Hospital in Grayling.
      Visitation will be from 11 to 1 p.m. Saturday at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.
     
      RICHARD C. JOHNSON, 69, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at his home.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      ROBERT JAMES KIMBLER SR., 82, formerly of Mancelona, died Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at his home in Central Lake.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in Mancelona where the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
     
      ARTHUR D. SWANSON, 76, of Traverse City, died Sunday, June 20, 1999, at his home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Lowell G. Haring
      Died June 23, 1999
      LAKE LEELANAU - Lowell G. Haring, 77, of Lake Leelanau, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born April 12, 1922, in Clare County, he was the son of George and Ethyl Marie (Crawford) Haring. On April 19, 1942, in Clare, he married Dorothy Amelia Eberhart, who survives.
      Lowell served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was employed by General Motors and retired after 38 years. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing and hunting and he was a life member of the Clare V.F.W.
      He is survived by his wife; four children, Catherine (Douglas) Young of Riverview, Beverly (Gordon) Carncross of Davisburg, Penny (Richard) Hughes of Clare and Timothy (Karol) Haring of Lake Leelanau; brother, Roger C. (Evelyn) Haring of Prudenville; two sisters, Hazel Warn of Lansing and Laurelli Parson of Mason; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Donald; and a sister, Donna Mae.
      Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Marty Culver officiating. Burial will be in Suttons Bay Township Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
     
      Thomas L. Hayden
      Died June 21, 1999
      ELK RAPIDS - Thomas L. Hayden, 71, of Elk Rapids, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born May 30, 1928, in East Jordan, he was the son of Frank and Ethel (Hitchcock) Hayden. On Nov. 1, 1947, in East Jordan, he married Ardith Weldy.
      A lifetime resident of Elk Rapids, he was a volunteer fireman for 25 years. He was also a grocery clerk, a boy scout leader and a lifetime member of the AMVETS.
      He is survived by his wife; daughter, Carolyn (Tony) Hayden of Elk Rapids; daughter, Sharon (Charles) Steele of Lafayette, Colo.; son, Frank (Karen) Hayden of Gulfport, Miss.; daughter, Cindy Hayden of Lorida, Fla.; sister, Arlene Staley of Charlevoix; brothers, Steve of Mars Head, N.C., Ernest of Scottsdale, Ariz, Larry of Kalamazoo and Douglas of Kalamazoo; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Kimberly Steele; two brothers, Rodney and John; and two sisters, Kay Francis and Mary Anne.
      A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. today at Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes where family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Dr. Daniel K. Herlein will officiate.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of one's choice.
     
      Andrew Joseph Kalchik
      Died June 21, 1999
      NORTHPORT - Andrew Joseph Kalchik, 34, of Northport, died Monday at his home.
      Born Feb. 27, 1965, in Northport, he was the son of Walter and Donna (Weimer) Kalchik.
      Andrew's hobby was working on antique cars. He also enjoyed his motorcycle and music.
      He is survived by his parents; two brothers, David and Guy Kalchik; sister, Rebecca Warner; and fiancee, Patricia Nowland.
      He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay where friends may call from noon until the time of service. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Omena.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Northport Fire and Rescue Squad.
     
      Kathryn P. Knight
      Died June 22, 1999
      ELKHART, Ind. - Kathryn P. Knight, 85, of Elkhart, Ind. died Tuesday at Elkhart General Hospital.
      Born June 1, 1914, in Buchanan, Mich., she was the daughter of John H. and Bertha S. (Smith) Portz. On Oct. 19, 1947, she married Harold E. Knight.
      She served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 12th General Hospital in North Africa and Italy. A retired registered nurse, Kathryn moved from South Bend to Copemish, Mich. in the 1970's. She then moved from Copemish to Traverse City, Mich. in 1994. In 1999 she moved from Traverse City to Elkhart, Ind. She was a member of the women's board at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. She was also in charge of the candy stripers and the Play Ladies.
      She is survived by her husband; a sister, Cleo Poulsen of Akron, Ohio; niece, Kathie (Richard) Hershberger of Elkhart; two nephews, John Owen of Mishawaka and David Bohl of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
      She was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Knight; and two sisters, Fredericka Owen and Dorothy Bohl.
      No visitation or services are planned at this time. Cremation will take place. Burial will take place Saturday at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan.
      Memorials may be directed to Shriner's Crippled Childrens Hospital in Chicago.
      Arrangements were handled by Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Inc. in Elkhart.
     
      William L. Ritola
      Died June 22, 1999
      MANISTEE - William L. Ritola, 63, of Manistee, died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home.
      Born Oct. 29, 1935, in Traverse City, he was the son of George and Valborg (Payne) Ritola. On Nov. 1, 1958, in Traverse City, he married Elaine M. Bunek.
      Bill graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army. Bill and his wife moved to Manistee from Traverse City in 1963. He was a lineman for Consumers Energy Company for 41 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manistee and a past member of the Elks Lodge in Manistee.
      He is survived by his wife, Elaine; son, Scott Ritola of Wyoming, Mich.; mother, Valborg Ritola of Traverse City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ole Ritola of Traverse City, Rev. Nels (Gretchen) Ritola of Cozad, Neb. and Lars (Judy) Ritola of Glen Bernie, Md.; sister and brother-in-law, Karen (Matt) Gore of Vero Beach, Fla; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
      He was preceded in death by his father.
      The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Douglas MaGinn officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
     
      MARIE EDGECOMB, 83, of Lake Ann, died Thursday morning, June 24, 1999, at Tendercare of Traverse City.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      RAY J. HOLTON, 79, of Northport, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. A full obituary will appear in Saturdays Record-Eagle.
     
      CAROL HUDKINS, 60, of East Jordan, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at Grandvue Medical Care Facility in East Jordan.
      Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan where family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of service.
     
      GREGORY A. MYERS, 38, of Kalkaska, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at home. He was born on Oct. 24, 1960, in Detroit.
      Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Kalkaska. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
     
      WILMA L. PARADISE, 100, of Elk Rapids, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at her home.
      Arrangements are pending at Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      MADELEINE A. THOMAS, 41, of Traverse City, died Tuesday in Montana.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday at the church.
      Arrangements were handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Richard Christian Johnson
      Died June 23, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Richard Christian "Dick" Johnson, 69, died Wednesday at his home. He had been a resident of Traverse City since 1989 and was a former resident of Midland.
      Born May 1, 1930, in Aurora, Ill., he was the son of Milton O. and May (Christian) Johnson. On May 27, 1971, in Springfield, Ohio, he married Ruth Williamson, who survives.
      Richard graduated from Beloit College of Beloit, Wis. in 1952 and Indiana University School of Business in 1958, earning his master's degree in business administration. He also served in the U.S. Army. He worked for General Motors for two years and spent 32 years working at Dow Chemical Company retiring in 1989 as director of personnel for agricultural products. He remained a part-time consultant for three years after his retirement.
      He was a member of First Congregational Church in Traverse City where he served on many committees including church council and personnel committee and he was head of the music board and head of the building committee. He was instrumental in preparing the building for the community child care center. He was a member of the Grand Traverse Resort club, former member of Traverse City Golf and Country Club, former member and past president of Midland Country Club, past board member of Arnold Center of Midland and past member of Maritime Heritage Alliance. Richard was very involved with Habitat for Humanity and was past board chairman. His friends knew him as a handy person extraordinaire. He was a talented woodworker and cabinet maker and built much of the house he and his wife, Ruth, lived in. He enjoyed tennis, golf and sailing. He will be missed by his large close circle of friends.
      He is survived by a daughter, Karen (Brian) Hughey of South Lyon and their two children, Robert and Kristina Hughey; brother, Milton Johnson of Rockford, Ill.; sister, Beverly (Benjamin) Froelich of Germantown, Tenn.; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.
      He was preceded in death by his parents.
      Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Congregational Church in Traverse City with Rev. Gary Hogue officiating. Burial will be in the First Congregational Church Garden of Remembrance.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Traverse Region Habitat for Humanity or First Congregational Church's music department.
     
      Agnes 'Connie' Miliusis
      Died June 23, 1999
      BALDWIN - Agnes 'Connie' Miliusis, 76, of Baldwin and formerly of Grand Rapids, went to be with her Lord Wednesday.
      She is survived by her husband, Anthony; two sons, Patrick (JoAnn) of Antioch, Calif. and Tony of Jacksonville, Fla; daughter, Jan (Joe) Mills of Interlochen; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Boyd (Jean) Condon, of Cedar Springs.
      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Vida Funeral Home in Baldwin. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Baldwin with Father Joe Fix as celebrant. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice.
     
      Robert H. 'Bob' Swanson
      Died June 23, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Robert H. "Bob" Swanson, 46, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City after a courageous battle with cancer.
      Born Jan. 22, 1953, in Manistee, he was the son of Howard T. and Lorraine M. (Young) Swanson. On July 12, 1975, in Northville, he married M. Lynn Angove.
      Bob was a 1971 graduate of Manistee High School and a 1975 graduate of Alma College. He was a resident of Traverse City in 1975 before moving to Grand Rapids. He moved back to Traverse City in 1984. He was a pharmaceutical representative for Parke-Davis, Inc. A member of Michigan Blues Society and Ruffled Grouse Society, he loved upland bird hunting with his dog, Zeke, and he also enjoyed fishing, softball and tennis.
      He is survived by his wife, Lynn, of Traverse City; parents, Howard and Lorraine Swanson of Manistee; sister, Jane (Doug) Smith of Holland; brother-in-law, Larry (Kathy) Angove of Traverse City; brother-in-law, Ron (Diane) Angove of South Lyon; six nieces and nephews, Allison, Martha, Emily, Spencer, Scott and Blake; and many cousins.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church in Traverse City with Rev. Lloyd G. Brasure officiating. Burial will be in Long Lake Township Linwood Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Medical Center Oncology Unit or to the Ruffled Grouse Society.
     
      EVA K. DEERING, 89, of Traverse City, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City.
     
      SANFORD L. MEAD, 94, of Traverse City, died Friday, June 25, 1999, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      BETTY L. (PRATT) SAJDAK, 64, of Frederic, died Thursday, June 24, 1999.
      Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sorenson Funeral Home, McEvers Chapel in Grayling. Wake services will be held at 2 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Grayling.
     
      MARGARET H. STRAUSS, 90, of Traverse City, died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at a local nursing home.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A funeral Mass will be held at noon Tuesday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday's Record-Eagle.
     
      MICHAEL R. TETU, 45, of Palmetto, Fla. and formerly of Traverse City, died Friday, June 25, 1999.
      Arrangements are being handled by Steuernol and McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch.
     
      Ray J. Holton
      Died June 24, 1999
      NORTHPORT - Ray J. Holton, 79, of Northport, died Thursday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Aug. 12, 1919, in Chicago, he was the son of Nels and Emma (Nielsen) Holton.
      Ray served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He also worked as a carpenter.
      He is survived by a son, Tom (Katherine) Holton of Traverse City; brothers, Darwin and Jerry Holton; sisters, Adele and Chalice Holton; five grandchildren, Tara Willard, Erica Holton, Thor Holton, Hadryn Holton and Tristram Holton; and a great-grandson, Tyler Holton.
      He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda, and two brothers, Robert and Roger.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Martinson Funeral Home in Suttons Bay with Rev. Rick Miller officiating.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Northport Fire and Rescue Squad.
     
      Donald L. Hunt
      Died June 25, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Donald L. Hunt, 71, of Traverse City and formerly of Escondido, Calif., died Friday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 18, 1927, in Long Beach, Calif., he was the son of Ledrue J. and Neva L. (Helm) Hunt. On Oct. 3, 1948, in Arizona, he married Beverly J. Schrodt.
      Donald served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a test engine mechanic with the Rocketdyne Company in California. He enjoyed garage sales, antiquing and fishing.
      He is survived by his wife; three children, Gregory R. (Lori Jean) Hunt of Traverse City, Marney J. (Edwin) Burdick of Grawn and Brian S. (Jeannie Cole) Hunt of Traverse City; mother, Neva Gardner of Traverse City; brother, Kenneth Hunt of California; three nephews; two nieces; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
      He was preceded in death by his father.
      Private family services are planned. Memorial contributions may be directed to American Heart Association.
      Arrangements were handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Wilma L. Paradise
      Died June 24, 1999
      ELK RAPIDS - Wilma L. Paradise, 100, of Elk Rapids, died Thursday at her home.
      Born Jan. 31, 1899, she was the daughter of John and Cora (Guiley) O'Shea.
      Wilma and her husband of 57 years, Lyle Paradise, owned and operated Paradise Pines in Elk Rapids from 1940 until 1990. She was a member of Unity School of Christianity. She enjoyed reading and bird watching.
      She is survived by her husband; brother, Thomas O'Shea of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; niece, Joyce Wright of Vero Beach, Fla.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; and a sister.
      Private graveside services have been held. Memorial contributions may be directed to Unity Church of Traverse City.
      Arrangements were handled by Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Robert H. 'Bob' Swanson
      Died June 23, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Robert H. "Bob" Swanson, 46, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at Munson Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.
      Born Jan. 22, 1953, in Manistee, he was the son of Howard T. and Lorraine M. (Young) Swanson. On July 12, 1975, in Northville, he married Lynn Angove.
      Bob was a 1971 graduate of Manistee High School and a 1975 graduate of Alma College. He moved to Traverse City in 1975, was transferred to Grand Rapids in 1976 and then returned to Traverse City in 1984. Currently employed by Parke-Davis, he was a pharmaceutical representative in northern Michigan for over 20 years. A long time member of the United States Tennis Association, Bob was often found on the local courts. He belonged to the Ruffed Grouse Society and the Old Grouse Hunters - Chapter II. He truly loved upland bird hunting with his black dog, Zeke. He was also a member of the northern Michigan Blues Society.
      He is survived by his wife, Lynn, of Traverse City; parents, Howard and Lorraine Swanson of Manistee; sister, Jane (Doug) Smith of Holland; brother-in-law, Larry (Kathy) Angove of Traverse City; brother-in-law, Ron (Diane) Angove of South Lyon; six nieces and nephews, Allison, Martha, Emily, Spencer, Scott and Blake; and many other loved ones.
      Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Presbyterian Church in Traverse City with Rev. Lloyd G. Brasure officiating. Burial will be in Long Lake Township Linwood Cemetery.
      Memorials may be directed to Munson Medical Center Oncology Unit or to the Ruffed Grouse Society.
     
      Madeleine Anne Thomas
      Died June 22, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - The world's greatest mother, most loving wife, kindest daughter and most compassionate lawyer died Wednesday, June 22. Madeleine Anne Thomas drowned in a tragic river rafting accident in Montana during a family trip.
      Madeleine lived a spirited, sincerely happy life, which started with her birth in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Nov. 2, 1957. After a childhood in which her parents, Jacqueline and Ben Thomas, taught her the essential values of gentle kindness, she graduated from Michigan State University and received her law degree from the University of Detroit. While in college, Madeleine met her soul mate and man of her dreams, Bob Eichenlaub.
      Throughout their marriage, Bob and Madeleine maintained a constant, fulfilling love. They truly saw each other through sickness and health; in richer and in poorer their was always love.
      She crafted into being two gentle children to whom she taught the skills of love. Christopher T. Eichenlaub, 17, and Caroline T. Eichenlaub, 12, remember with joy all of the moments of guidance that their mother provided. Whether it was through a heart-to-heart, a philosophical debate, or even an argument, Madeleine always had her children, and their futures as individual souls, as her first interest.
      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote, 'Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think'. These words sat on Madeleine's desk and this is how she lived her life. She gave all that she could, to any whom she could.
      During her 15 years in Traverse City, she took in two teens, one as a foster child, and just last year, took a Russian exchange student into her heart. She raised Glen and Stahsy as confidently and as warmly as she did her own, showing them how a family works and how true motherly love feels.
      While Madeleine consistently showed that her family, friends and spiritual life were her top priorities, she also set up her own law firm with partner Thomas Gilbert and became quite a renowned lawyer. Madeleine served a short period as a rotarian and also spent much time as a Wexford County referee. On her ten year reunion questionnaire form for University of Detroit, Madeleine said that the thing she liked most about her practice was her community involvement.
      Because of this community involvement, and her hard work, motivation and persistent work in many fields, Madeleine was recognized and thanked by organizations including: The Michigan Association for Emotionally Disturbed Children, United Way, Women's Resource Center, American Cancer Society, Third Level Crisis Center, State Theater Group, Traverse City Chamber of Commerce and Crooked Tree Girl Scouts. She wrote articles for both the Business News and the Prime Time News, teaching her readers to be able to negotiate for themselves.
      Among the many things that she was known for, she will be most missed for her exploding, infectious laughter which brightened any situation, softened any reality and livened any chance encounter. Her laughter brought people in. It was one of her best ways of showing love. Caroline, shortly before her mother's death, said "Your laughter makes me feel important". And that it did.
      Although a devout Catholic, Madeleine believed in the basic dignities inherent to all religions, races and cultures. She had faith in Christ the Savior, yet acknowledged that many beliefs may be the right belief, while very few could be wrong if the human consciousness was in the right place.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Monday at the church.
      Madeleine was planning to travel to Haiti to set up a medical mission this August. She would be pleased to have donations sent to Mission of Love, 931 Crestwood Drive, East, Evansville, IN 47715 or Women's Resource Center, 720 S. Elmwood, Traverse City, MI 49684.
      Written by Madeleine's beloved son, Christopher.
      Arrangements were handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      MARY JANE C. GEROY, 76, of Traverse City, died Saturday at her home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      THELMA I. 'PEGGY' KNIGHT, 84, of Traverse City, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements are being handled by Covell-Smith Funeral Home of Kingsley.
     
      FLORENCE MARVIN, 86, of East Jordan, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. She was born on Aug. 10, 1912.
      Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Paullin-Penzien Funeral Home in East Jordan where visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
     
      JOANNE M. PLANK, 52, of Traverse City, died Saturday morning, June 26, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Arrangements will be announced by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      ROBERT J. RUNYAN, 82, of Dayton, Ohio, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at his home in Bellaire.
      Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Centerville Chapel of Routsong Funeral Home in Centerville, Ohio. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Incarnation in Centerville. A memorial service will be held in Bellaire at a later date.
      Local arrangements were handled by Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.
     
      WARREN J. SHEETS, 76, of Interlochen, died Friday, June 25, 1999, while traveling out of state.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Earl D. Bowers Jr.
      Died June 25, 1999
      BEULAH - Earl D. Bowers, Jr., 67, a lifetime resident of Benzie County, died Friday evening at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital in Frankfort.
      Born Feb. 9, 1932, in Mishawaka, Ind., he was the son of Earl Darvin and Grace L. (Reed) Bowers, Sr. On Oct. 6, 1956, in Honor, he married Annetta Jean Volpe.
      Earl served the country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict from 1952 through 1954. He worked for 30 years as an equipment operator for the Benzie County Road Commission, retiring in the fall of 1993. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Beulah and the American Legion Post No. 221 in Frankfort. When his sons were younger, Earl was very active with the boy scouts. He enjoyed hunting and anything outdoors, but his main interest was spending time with his family.
      He is survived by his wife, Jean, of Beulah; sons, James (Karen) Bowers of Interlochen, Jeffrey Bowers of Beulah and Mark (Karen) Bowers of Dearborn; daughter, Tammy Bowers of Beulah; mother, Grace L. Bowers of Interlochen; brother, Maurice Bowers of Minnesota; and sister, Ida Bowers-Bales of California. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Joshua, Jessie, Merenda, Zachary, Haley, Cody, Rob, Morgan, Buffy and Shelly.
      He was preceded in death by his father, brother, Paul, and grandson, Chris.
      Visitation will be held Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Perry Chapel, McElduff Funeral Homes in Benzonia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Benzonia Township Cemetery.
     
      Eva K. Deering
      Died June 24, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Eva K. Deering passed away Thursday at Munson Medical Center.
      The loving daughter of Christian and Ellen (Holton) Satter, she was born in Empire on June 28, 1909. Preceding her in death were her parents, three sisters and one brother, Dena Nelson, Agnes Pearson, Louise Bardon and John Satter. She is survived by one brother, Ronald (Audrey) Satter, of Traverse City.
      Married to Thomas M. Deering in Frankfort on Oct. 19, 1932, together they made their home in Traverse City. Eva and Tom were the founders of Tom's Food Markets. He was her beloved husband and together they filled our home with faith and love. Thomas Deering passed away in 1967.
      The mother of four children, Daniel (Victoria) Deering of Traverse City, Evelyn (Howard) Swietzer of Traverse City and preceding her in death, a son and infant daughter, John M. Deering and Ellyn Louise Deering.
      Our family is ever grateful to our mother's devotion to her family. Her bountiful love...her grace. We will always remember her encouraging us to strive for our own uniqueness. Our mother was creative and loved nature. Her beautiful floral arrangements were an added compliment to her marvelous dinners, which she prepared often for her family and friends.
      Mother enjoyed her piano, flower garden, cooking, needlepoint and sewing. A good crossword puzzle was a delightful challenge, which she could master up to the time of her death.
      All children held a special place in her heart. The proud grandmother of Christy (Jeff) Hickman of Traverse City, Jane (Mark) DePonio of Traverse City, Susan (David) Rush of Bingham Farms, Nancy (Ed) Sands of Alpharetta, Ga., Joan (Joe) Leppek of Seattle, Wash., Carolyn (Tobin) Decker of Kentwood and Michelle Deering of Bozeman, Mont., she shared their lives by giving a great deal of herself. The many memories of their grandmother's love and laughter will always remain with them. She was also blessed with eight wonderful great-grandchildren.
      Friends may call at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home today between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on her birthday, Monday, June 28, 1999, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Patrick Barrett and Father Bill Liscomb will officiate. She will be laid to rest in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens along with family members.
      Memorials may be directed to Child and Family Services or the Father Fred Foundation.
     
      Marie Edgecomb
      Died June 24, 1999
      LAKE ANN - Marie Edgecomb, 83, a retired waitress of Lake Ann, died Thursday at Tendercare of Traverse City following an extended illness.
      Born April 29, 1916, in Folda, Minn., she was the daughter of John and Mary (Frohling) Beckman.
      She is survived by a daughter, Janet (John) Burch of Lake Ann; two grandchildren, Timothy (Shannon) Burch of Lake Ann and Tyson (Melissa) Burch of Oceanside, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren, Tessa, Jackson, Riley and Morgan.
      She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Edgecomb, in 1968; two sisters; and one brother.
      Private services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Tower, Mich.
      Arrangements were handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Robert H. McCann
      Died June 24, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Robert H. McCann, 89, of Traverse City, died Thursday at his home.
      Robert was a service superintendent with Michigan Consolidated Gas Company in Detroit until his retirement in 1972. His hobbies included fishing and hunting; fishing and hunting; fishing and hunting; and baseball.
      He is survived by two daughters, Patty Munn of Traverse City and Bonnie Farah of Kauai, Hawaii; brother, William McCann of Arkansas; six grandchildren, Cindy, Jay, Donna, Vicky, Roby and Dana; special sister-in-law, Annaline MacDonald of St. Claire Shores; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth McCann, in 1985; six brothers; and one sister.
      Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Following cremation, burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Department of Natural Resources.
     
      Margaret H. Strauss
      Died June 23, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Margaret H. Strauss, 90, of Traverse City, died Wednesday at a local nursing home.
      Born Jan. 18, 1909, in Kewadin, she was the daughter of Edwin and Louise (Arno) Sutter. On June 8, 1927, at Sacred Heart Church in Elk Rapids, she married David J. Strauss.
      Margaret was a lifelong resident of the northern Michigan area. She was a nurse's aide at Munson Medical Center for many years, retiring in 1974. She had also worked as a cook at Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital and at the former Vince's Restaurant. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church for more than 50 years.
      She is survived by four daughters, Mary Ellen (Julian) Gawron of Muskegon, Elizabeth "Betty" (Conrad) Ruoff of Interlochen, Eileen (Joe) Edmonds of Traverse City and Julie (Fred) Dreves of Traverse City; four sons, Bob (Millie) Strauss of New Hampshire, Allan "Bud" Strauss of Traverse City, David (Dolli) Strauss of Florida and Larry (Karen) Strauss of Lansing; two sisters, Erma Nemec of Kewadin and Sylvia Stahlulak of Traverse City; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; five sisters; five brothers; and two grandsons, Tony and Arthur Gawron.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Monday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Tuesday at St. Francis Catholic Church with Rev. William Lipscomb officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to mass intentions.
     
      A funeral Mass for MADELEINE ANNE THOMAS, will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City.
      Madeleine died Wednesday, June 23, 1999, in a rafting accident in Montana.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      Eva K. Deering
      Died June 24, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Eva K. Deering passed away Thursday at Munson Medical Center.
      The loving daughter of Christian and Ellen (Holton) Satter, she was born in Empire on June 28, 1909. Preceding her in death were her parents, three sisters and one brother, Dena Nelson, Agnes Pearson, Louise Bardon and John Satter. She is survived by one brother, Ronald (Audrey) Satter, of Traverse City.
      Married to Thomas M. Deering in Frankfort on Oct. 19, 1932, together they made their home in Traverse City. Eva and Tom were the founders of Tom's Food Markets. He was her beloved husband and together they filled our home with faith and love. Thomas Deering passed away in 1967.
      The mother of four children, Daniel (Victoria) Deering of Traverse City, Evelyn (Howard) Swietzer of Traverse City and preceding her in death, a son and infant daughter, John M. Deering and Ellyn Louise Deering.
      Our family is ever grateful to our mother's devotion to her family. Her bountiful love...her grace. We will always remember her encouraging us to strive for our own uniqueness. Our mother was creative and loved nature. Her beautiful floral arrangements were an added compliment to her marvelous dinners, which she prepared often for her family and friends.
      Mother enjoyed her piano, flower garden, cooking, needlepoint and sewing. A good crossword puzzle was a delightful challenge, which she could master up to the time of her death.
      All children held a special place in her heart. The proud grandmother of Christy (Jeff) Hickman of Traverse City, Jane (Mark) DePonio of Traverse City, Susan (David) Rush of Bingham Farms, Nancy (Ed) Sands of Alpharetta, Ga., Joan (Joe) Leppek of Seattle, Wash., Carolyn (Tobin) Decker of Kentwood and Michelle Deering of Bozeman, Mont., she shared their lives by giving a great deal of herself. The many memories of their grandmother's love and laughter will always remain with them. She was also blessed with eight wonderful great-grandchildren.
      A funeral Mass will be celebrated on her birthday, at 10 a.m. today, at St. Francis Catholic Church. Father Patrick Barrett and Father Bill Liscomb will officiate. She will be laid to rest in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens along with family members.
      Memorials may be directed to Child and Family Services or the Father Fred Foundation.
     
      Mary Jane C. Geroy
      Died June 26, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Mary Jane C. Geroy, 76, of Traverse City, died Saturday morning at her home.
      Born June 4, 1923, in Suttons Bay, she was the daughter of Carl J. and Clarabelle (Kroupa) Herman. On Nov. 24, 1945 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Suttons Bay, she married John Joseph Geroy.
      Mary was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and participated in the Resurrection Choir; she was a member of her church's funeral luncheon committee for a number of years. A nursing assistant, she retired in 1987 after 30 years of service at Grand Traverse Medical Care Facility. She also worked part-time as a safety companion for Munson Medical Center. She enjoyed her cats, going on picnics and shopping. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose family was very important to her.
      Survivors include her husband, John of Traverse City; two sons, Steven J. (Lillian) Geroy of Traverse City and Allen J. (Dolores) Geroy of Escanaba; four daughters, Suellen Jayne (Gerald) Cook of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Suann Jane (Owen) Cook of Traverse City, and twins, Sharon Jean (Randal) Wheelock of Traverse City and Sharry Joan (James) Hirtreiter of Traverse City; a brother, Ralph D. Herman of Suttons Bay; a sister, Florence (John) Wyatt of Naples, Fla.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many neices and nephews; and several cousins.
      Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Richard Lee Herman and Frederick Herman.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Visitation will also be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; a Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
      A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City; the Rev. William Lipscomb will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorials may be directed to St. Francis Catholic Church or to Mass Intentions.
     
      Thelma I. 'Peggy' Knight
      Died June 26, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Thelma I. "Peggy" Knight, 84, of Traverse City, died Saturday, June 26, 1999, at Munson Medical Center.
      Born Feb. 7, 1915, in Alpena, she was the daughter of William and Ethel R. (Priest) Kelly. She married Cyril Knight on Jan. 13, 1934, in Kingsley. She was a resident of Traverse City and Kingsley for most of her life. She was a homemaker. A member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, she also belonged to Eagles Auxiliary No. 383. She also was a member of the Traverse City Senior Center Band. Peggy and her husband, Cyril, also spent many hours entertaining nursing home residents throughout the region.
      She is survived by her husband; four children, Beverly Graham of Copemish, Trula (Matthew) Gasior of Sheldon, Wis., Carol (William) Houghton of Kingsley, and Raymond (Linda) Knight of Halifax, Pa.; 23 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
      She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, one sister, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
      Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Covell-Smith Funeral Home in Kingsley, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The Rev. Bruce VanDussen will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Kingsley.
      Arrangements are being handled by Covell-Smith Funeral Home.
     
      Francis Martin
      Died June 24, 1999
      KALKASKA - Francis Martin, 78, of Kalkaska, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at his home.
      "I shall pass through this world but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now; let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
      Etienne de Grellet

      Born on Nov. 17, 1920, in Massac County, Ill., he was the son of Guy and Helen Lynn Martin. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and spent his early years in Illinois, where he graduated from a teacher's college. He later worked as a contractor and residential builder in the Lansing area and lived in Lansing and East Lansing for 32 years, prior to moving to Kalkaska in 1994. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ.
      On March 15, 1975, in Lansing, he was united in marriage with Carolyn Lee Goodrich.
      Francis was devoted to enriching the lives of family members, friends and people in need. He demonstrated great insight in identifying the needs of others and supported and encouraged their successes. He loved and nurtured his family and enjoyed caring for his grandchildren. He also enjoyed Civil War history, gardening and classical music.
      He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Lynn Martin, and a grandson, Nathan Francis Schafer.
      He is survived by his wife, Carolyn G. Martin, M.D.; his children, Kenneth W. (Lynn) Schafer of Paw Paw, Katharine S. (Steven) Hicks of East Lansing, Gregory A. (Kimberly) Martin of Miami, Fla., Stephen D. (Deborah) Martin of Delaware, Ohio, Tomiken vonKundra of Fairfax Station, Va., and Nick Kundra of Paris, France; grandchildren, Elena Lisa Schafer, Carolyn Marie and Kristen Lee Hicks, Colleen G. Martin, and Gary (Cheryl) Martin; three brothers, Donald (Betty) Martin of Tower Hill, Ill., Robert (Phyllis) Martin of Escondido, Calif., and James (Bonnie) Martin of Pike Villa, Ky.; one sister, Lillian Veenstra of Ocala, Fla.; and his extended family.
      Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, at South Baptist Church in Lansing. The Rev. Lawrence G. Jones and the Rev. Lawrence VanSlambrook will officiate. Interment will be in Wildey Cemetery in Paw Paw.
      In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to West 4 Oncology Memorial Fund at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Kalkaska Memorial Health Center in Kalkaska, or the church of the donor's choice. Arrangements are being handled by Wolfe Funeral Home of Kalkaska.
     
      Sanford LaMartine Mead
      Died June 25, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Sanford LaMartine Mead, 94, of Traverse City, died Friday at Grand Traverse Pavilions.
      Born June 15, 1905, he was the son of Lemuel Carlisle and Lena Mae (Buck) Mead. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances (Duncan) Mead, of 43 years, and by his second wife, Elizabeth (Christianson) Mead of 26 years.
      Sanford was a graduate of the University of Michigan and was a U.S. Naval Aviator for 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam and a survivor of the Battle of Midway as operations officer on the carrier Yorktown, CV-5. Sanford was remembered with great affection this past May by the Corry/Whiting Field Squadron 8-C Reunion members, as the first commanding officer of Whiting Field, N.A.S., Milton, Fla. After his retirement in 1957, he served as administrator of the Traverse City Osteopathic Hospital during its transition from the Elks Club to its facility on Munson Avenue. Sanford was the owner of Mead Realty and was president of the Traverse City Board of Realtors.
      A life member of Grand Lodge F & AM of Pensacola, Fla., he also was the recipient of the Key to the City of Corpus Christi, Texas, was a member of the Corpus Christi Rotary Club, and represented the U.S. Naval Air Station as Commanding Officer. He was a member of the Traverse City Kiwanis Club, an active participant in the local chapter of the AARP and a member, along with his wife Elizabeth, of the Son's of Norway, Traverse City.
      Survivors include his daughter Susan (Gary) Beck of Traverse City; son, Sanford (Maria) Mead Jr. of Pine Hill, N.J.; granddaughters, Kathleen (Timothy) McCullen of Kalkaska, Kareen (John) Latoski of Mount Pleasant, and Kimberly Mead of Somerdale, N.J.; grandson, Jeffrey (Becky) Mead of Lexington, S.C.; six great-grandchildren; many nephews, one niece, and many dear relatives and friends.
      Private family services will be held with full military honors presented by the VFW Cherryland Post No. 2780 and followed by an open house at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at 7492 East Shore Road to celebrate the life of Captain Sanford L. Mead.
      Memorials may be directed to Old Mission Peninsula Volunteer Fire Department, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Cherryland Post No. 2780, the Cherryland Humane Society or the charity of one's choice.
      Arrangements are by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City.
     
      Wanda Ostrander
      Died June 24, 1999
      FLINT - Wanda Ostrander, 82, of Flint, died Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Genesys Health Park.
      Wanda was born June 17, 1917, in Flint. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Flint.
      She is survived by her children, Mary Jane (Robert) Hague of Traverse City, and Carol (David) Throop of Grand Blanc; grandchildren, R. Daniel Hague, Kathryn Shales, Michael Throop, Teresa Rix, Jayne Berklich and Susan Throop; great-grandchildren, Charles Berklich, Elizabeth Berklich, Westley Throop, Zachary Throop, Charles Rix and Johnny Rix; and one sister, Shirley Renshaw. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Ostrander, who died in October, 1983; and two brothers, Doyle Roat and Lyle Roat.
      Funeral services were June 28, 1999, at Brown Funeral Home in Flint. Kitty Throop officiated. Interment was in Thetford Cemetery.
      Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Flint, 746 S. Saginaw, Flint, MI 48502. Arrangements were handled by the Brown Funeral Home.
     
      Joanne M. Plank
      Died June 26, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Joanne M. Plank, 52, of Traverse City, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 26, 1999.
      Born on July 18, 1946, in Traverse City, she was the daughter of Floyd and Agatha (Miller) Plank. A lifelong Traverse City resident, Joanne enjoyed fishing and playing bingo.
      She is survived by her mother, Agatha Plank of Traverse City; a twin brother, James Plank of Eckerman, Mich.; two sisters, Mary Ann (Don) Duperon of Lake Leelanau and Patricia (Don) Darga of Cedar; special friends Jim Ferner and Eleanor Edgecombe, both of Traverse City; and several nieces and nephews.
      She was preceded in death by her father, and a brother, Richard.
      A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The Rev. James Hayden will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to the Father Fred Foundation. Arrangements are being handled by the Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      Warren J. Sheets
      Died June 25, 1999
      INTERLOCHEN - Warren J. Sheets, 75, of Interlochen, a winter resident of Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Midland, Mich., and Pottstown, Pa., died Friday, June 25, 1999, while on vacation in Klamath Falls, Ore.
      He was born Jan. 11, 1924, in Avilla, Ind., and graduated from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the European Theater during World War II.
      He retired from Dow Chemical Co. in Midland, Mich. While in Midland, he served on the City Council and was mayor pro tem, and also served on the Tri-County Airport Commission. He also was a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Bay City and Midland Area Shrine Club.
      Warren was owner and president of French Creek Products in Royersford, Pa. He was a member and former president of the Pottstown, Pa., Rotary Club and received the Paul Harris Award. He also was a member of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce in Pottstown and was past president of the Building Industries Exchange, also in Pottstown.
      A member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Ariz., he also attended The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City.
      He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth M. Sheets of Interlochen; five children, Warren James (Indra) Sheets of Wyncote, Pa., Stephen R. Sheets of Grand Haven, Mich., twin daughters Edyth E. (James R.) Wilson of Mount Horeb, Wis., and Gloria J. (David D.) Fritz of Pottstown, and Margaret J. (Michael L.) Yeager of Elysburg, Pa.; five grandchildren, and one sister, Rosemary Gerig of Auburn, Ind.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Donald Sheets and Dwight Sheets.
      A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City. The Rev. Walter Fitton will officiate.
      Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Presbyterian Church in Traverse City or St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Ariz. Arrangements are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      BRENDA K. FELLOWS, 36, of Manton, died Monday, June 28, 1999, at her home.
      Friends may call at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Manton from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Soper Cemetery.
     
      Memorial services for JOSEPH HEUREUX, 84, of Traverse City, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Omena Community Fire Hall. Joseph died April 27, 1999.
      Arrangements were handled by Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
     
      MARIE J. MILLER, 91, of Williamsburg, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Northwood Village Adult Foster Care.
      Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Elk Rapids Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Christ the King church in Acme.
     
      VERA I. O'ROURKE, 92, of Mesick, died Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born February 12, 1907.
      Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Mesick United Methodist Church.
      Arrangements are being handled by Terwilliger Funeral Home in Kaleva.
     
      GEORGE TRIPPE, 71, of Petoskey, died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at his home.
      Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.
     
      MARILU VAN DAM, 62, of Glen Arbor, died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at her home.
      Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City.
     
      Nancy Jo Finout
      Died June 27, 1999
      INLAND TOWNSHIP - Nancy Jo Finout, 39, of Inland Township, died Sunday in an automobile accident near Farwell.
      Born April 11, 1960, in Flint, she was the daughter of Guy E. and Betty J. (Hampton) Finout, Jr.
      Formerly of Fenton, she graduated from Fenton High School in 1978. In 1989 she graduated from Central Michigan University earning a bachelor's degree in corporate health fitness. She lived in the Traverse City area for the past six years. Nancy was a devoted mother and a talented artist. She enjoyed primitive folk art and was an active environmentalist.
      She is survived by a son, Joey, at home; mother, Betty Finout of Lake Ann; brother, Guy E. (Linda) Finout III of Manistee; sister, Janet L. Roberts of Princeton, Maine; two aunts, Margaret Finout of Amherst, N.Y. and Lonalee Shaw of Remus; and numerous cousins.
      She was preceded in death by her father in 1982.
      Visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. After cremation, burial will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery in Clare.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Joey Finout Education Fund.
     
      Charlotte Elise Gauthier
      Died June 28, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Charlotte Elise Gauthier, 69, of Traverse City, died Monday at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
      Born Dec. 22, 1929, in Bremen, Germany, she was the daughter of Bruno and Elise (Keine) Plaat. On Nov. 17, 1954, in Germany, she married Donald R. Gauthier.
      Charlotte was a long time resident of Traverse City. She truly enjoyed her role as mother and wife. She emphasized the importance of education by volunteering in the Montessori program at Cherry Knoll School for many years during the 60's. Charlotte was a member of the VFW Post 2780 auxiliary because helping others meant the world to her. Her caring and compassion were well suited for the 17 years of employment at Munson Medical Center. She will be missed.
      She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Donald R. Gauthier; son, Leo B. Gauthier of Surfside, Texas; daughters, Linda R. Gauthier of Traverse City, Ursula K. Gilmore of Libertyville, Ill and Heather M. David of Clute, Texas; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
      She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bruno Plaat; sister, Emma Cveykus; and son, Richard R. Gauthier.
      Memorial services, conducted by Cherryland VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2780, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Interment will be private.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer's Association, 531 1/2 S. Union Street, Traverse City, MI 49684.
     
      Douglas Hill
      Died June 28, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Douglas Hill, 87, of Traverse City, died Monday at his home.
      Born March 12, 1912, in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the son of Walter and Agnes (Douglas) Hill.
      Doug immigrated to Flint in 1923 where he lived with his parents until he graduated from Flint Central High School in 1930. He attended Flint Junior College and General Motors Institute through 1933 where he studied methods engineering which was his occupation for most of his adult life.
      Doug moved to Traverse City in 1946 with his wife, Margaret, and two children. Margaret died in 1965. He later married Betty VanderWall of Traverse City. He and Betty lived in Traverse City until his death. As an active member of the community, Doug was a founding member of Traverse City Civic Players serving both as actor and director. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge in Traverse City. In 1973 he went to work for Reef Petroleum (Lake States Building) and was instrumental in creating the concept and participating in the interior design of the building and the design and construction of the specialized furniture therein.
      He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, Kenneth of Kansas City; daughter, Linda Bunning of Newville, Pa.; stepchildren, Margaret VanderWall of Costa Mesa, Calif.; Stephen VanderWall of Reno, Nev; Barbara Daigh of Traverse City; Sally VanderWall of Glen Arbor; Susan VanderWall of Sparks, Nev.; and seven grandchildren.
      Services are private and are being handled by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be directed to Traverse City Civic Players for their remodeling program or to Munson Hospice. Friends may address cards to Betty at 1309 Randolph Street.
     
      Bernard 'Barney' Schopieray Jr.
      Died June 28, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - Bernard "Barney" Schopieray, Jr., 70, of Traverse City, died Monday and is safely home resting with our heavenly Father.
      Born April 17, 1929, in Leelanau County, he was the son of Bernard and Dorothy (Gauthier) Schopieray. On Sept. 11, 1948, in Isadore, he married Virginia Schettek.
      Bernard was employed with Grand Traverse Road Commission for 40 years, the last fifteen years as general foreman, retiring in 1989. He enjoyed farming on the family farm in Leelanau County. He loved hunting and was a lifetime member of Cedar Rod and Gun Club.
      He is survived by his wife, Virginia; sons, Ken (Linda) Schopieray of Interlochen and B.J. (Bernard III) of Traverse City; daughters, Kathy Sanborn of Traverse City, Eileen (Chuck) Heck of Interlochen and Lori (Jerry) Fashbaugh of Traverse City; 11 grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Lena, Rebecca, Kristi, Chad, Trisha, Cheney, Wendy, Andy and Benjamin; and two great-grandchildren, Justin and Alicia.
      He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Ronald; son-in-law, Roger Sanborn and a sister, Kathleen.
      Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City with Rev. James Gardiner officiating. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to American Heart Association or Cedar Rod and Gun Club.
     
      Kathleen Wingle
      Died June 28, 1999
      TRAVERSE CITY - The Lord called one of the most loving people to touch our lives. She was a loving and beautiful mother and a cherished friend to all. On Monday she finally answered the call and died from the cancer that she has courageously battled for the last five years. Kathleen "Single-Wingle" Wingle, 55, died at noon in her home.
      Kathy lived a very spiritual life full of love and happiness for everyone. Born May 20, 1944, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Mary Svets-Carbone and Lawrence Wingle, both deceased. Growing up in a world of little love, she overcame obstacles and grew within herself a temple of love and kindness that she gave to others in the form of friendship that would envelope and caress like a soft spring breeze. There were few people she did not like or love.
      Kathy always rose from the norm, titling herself a rebel. Growing up her friends would call her "windy" because she loved to talk. Her rebel side would always surface. She had fond memories of irritating the nuns at her Catholic school in Cleveland by questioning and probing for answers about God, religion and what it all meant. Coming close to being a nun herself, she had decided to go on with life and have a family.
      A woman of strength and softness, she embarked upon making a life for her and her family after her divorce by going to college. Not an easy task with three kids, but one she aggressively tackled. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 1984 with a bachelor's of science degree in psychology and social work, first working in Stanton, then in Traverse City as a protective service worker. She would always comment that she loved the work when dealing with people and investigating, but never enjoyed the paperwork involved.
      Half Lithuanian and half Irish, she would delight in her ethnic backgrounds. Her greatest delight was in traveling to Ireland with her best friend, Bobbie, to visit the land of her father's origin. She was very proud of her Irish origin and red hair. Her greatest source of pride and happiness came in her children and grandchildren. She was the grandmother of fairy tales.
      The greatest thing remembered and will sorely be missed is her wonderful, happy laugh and her infectious whistling. The greatest memory of all to her children is hearing her happily whistling while traveling or shopping. When lost in a store, we would just follow the whistling.
      She is survived by her children, "her three little angels", Richard and Hally Lott of Mt. Pleasant, Anne Lott of Traverse City and Steve and Nicole Lott of Madison Heights; grandchildren, Brittany Marie, Brendyn John and Bailey Kathleen; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.
      She was preceded in death by her parents.
      Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home in Traverse City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Stephen Wing officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.
      Memorial contributions may be directed to Women's Resource Center.

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